After we watched a "House" rerun tonight, we accidentally left the TV on and Fox News started. Being lazy, we didn't bother to turn the channel but, captive audience that we were, we mindlessly started watching.
The lead story was all about the death of actor Heath Ledger; with as many lurid details as they could find, plenty of pictures of his lifeless body being carried out of his building, and promises of more to come.
The second story was about the Super Bowl and the fact that the Patriots' quarterback, Tom Brady, has a sprained ankle.
The crashing stock market didn't come up until the third story, about 12 minutes into the newscast. And then they didn't even have their facts straight! They said that Bernanke stepped in to lower the interest rates after the market opened down >400 points. In actuality, Bernanke had taken the step BEFORE the market opened.
Not only does Fox ignore the real news, but when they get to the real news, they get it wrong. No wonder many members of the American public are not well-versed in current affairs...
Just to be clear, I am sorry to hear about Ledger. But should it have been the #1 story? And should they have continued coverage of this throughout the newscast? With teasers before the commercial to let the viewer know that more on this story will follow? I think not.
I think I'll end with some haikus to cover some other subjects!
Obama is fighting back
Hillary is slinging mud
Edwards keeps his cool.
Stock market crashes
401k is tanking
When can I retire?
Thompson's dropping out
Was he ever really in?
It was hard to tell.
Diva is barking
She wants to go to bed now
Thus ends my blogging.