Monday, May 6, 2013

BS ON 24-HOUR CABLE NEWS



From The Onion. Far too close to the reality.

H/T to Juan Cole.

13 comments:

Roberta Desalle said...

I couldn't stop laughing. So real, unfortunately, to my xperience.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Roberta, I watched again, and I couldn't stop laughing. The comedians and parodists give us truer news than the news channels.

Jim said...

I want to know how you got the Fox News training tape.

FWIW
jimB

Grandmère Mimi said...

Ha ha. Too true.

None of the cable channels do a good job of covering newsworthy events if they don't happen in the US or affect us here. We are, for the most part, a parochial society, except when our dear leaders see an opportunity for another imperialist intervention, and then we grab the tiger's tail and join in with war drums.

Russ Manley said...

Hahahahaha. So true.

Tobias Haller said...

I'm changing my default cable startup from CNN to BBC News. The former is in HD, the latter regular. But BS in HD is just more detailed BS...

Grandmère Mimi said...

It's hard to hold on to the tiger's tail while playing war drums. Sometimes I get carried away mixing the metaphors - literally. :-)

Tobias, I don't think we get BBC TV news here.

it's margaret said...

Oh --the best news source is the Russian TV news --we used to watch it all the time. They had the bull before any one else --even before the BBC.

Bex said...

The Onion news team expertly managed to satirize the words "some say" in their report. "Some say" is the lazy journalist's friend. No cite, no attribution, just pure bullshit. The network "news" sources are just as guilty of it as their cable bretheren and sisteren.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks for the tip, margaret. :-)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, including Greta von Susteren, who came to fame during the OJ trial. An anonymous source..., a source from ____, without permission to speak publicly.... Yes, we know the drill. Whatever happened to finding sources who are willing to give their names?

Pfalz prophet said...

The non sequiturae were breathtaking, and the candor of reporting officials standing around sooo appropriate, why is it real media cannot honestly report what they film?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Pfalz prophet, it's disorienting to see the same sequence played over and over in the background, especially when what is seen happened in the past and is not part of the immediate story. What...?