"Breaking News" What is it?

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Salty, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Salty

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    Anyone that can't tell the difference between a commercial and a news story should just slowly walk away from the remote. I have some "Breaking News!" for the mayor... Hey, Dave! Your city is going to (Somewhere south of here) in a hand basket and you're writing the FCC about this?
     
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    Not the role of the FCC to regulate speech...clearly that is solely the job of the Supreme Court. ;)

    More reasons why I stopped watching TV. The commercials are too loud, over the top, and unnecessary. (plus the programming stinks)
     
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    On TV it is the word, "news" that is abused. The network station personnel no longer know the difference between "news" and "gossip."
     
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    Bill, I have warned you before, you have to stop saying things that make us agree! :smilewinkgrin:
    Seriously, you are absolutely right.
    Another pet peeve is when they constantly give an update on a big story and they say "Well there is nothing new to report"
     
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    Or "news" and "entertainment".
     
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    Another pet peeve of mine- when the "reporters" feel the need to make the news instead of reporting it.

    You can read that different ways and they are all wrong.
     
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    And then spend the next 45 minutes explaining what nothing new is including several experts on nothing explaining how nothing new isn't really nothing nor is it new.
     

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