Some observations on the news:
- In an article on CNN on Michael Jackson arriving for trial, the front page teaser photo is accompaned with the text “Before entering the court Jackson underwent a security check.”. Makes one wonder if they patted him down; I’d hate to be that screener.
- Related headline: Love grows from back seat of NYC cab. Didn’t they ever hear of disinfectants. The article was really about a cabbie in NYC who has a matchmaking service for his passengers, but one wonders what was going through the mind of the headline writer. There is no connection to the previous article.
- Headline: NASA: Shuttle committed to space station. I understand that after they’ve been together a year, they will consider marriage.
- Consider: SBC to buy AT&T. Met Life to buy Travellers. Kodak to buy Creo. P&G to buy Gillette. I think the Shuttle is just afraid of the tax consequences of legalizing the union. Family values, especially marriage, seem to be active in the corporate world. What happened to anti-trust rules. Where’s the spirit of Robert F. Kennedy when we need it?
- Headline: Students turn swamp into classroom. I guess it is better than the other way around.
- Headline: What irritates business travelers. I think a better story would be on what doesn’t irriate business travelers. What used to be somewhat pleaseant is now something to be avoided.
- News Flash: Death Stalks the Entertainment Industry. (1) Johnny Carson. (2) Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi dead at 60. (3) ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ singer dead. (4) ‘You Bet Your Life’ director dead. Hmmm. Sounds like a good movie there.
- Headline: How beer can save your life. Yet another great headline. So many answers, so little time.
Now folks, these are from a “well respected” news organization, CNN. Just imagine what your local newscasters will be screaming out at you during February sweeps. Yes, I know where it all should be swept.