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How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 17:52:05 Reply

For where I live, I can give you a breakdown of the local TV news: We start off with the latest gangbanger killings, then some bullshit the local government is doing, then national government, more gangbanger killings, a segment or two about some real news stories, some gangbanger robberies, a few house fires, more gangbanger killings, weather, and sports. Why the hell do people still watch this shit?


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 17:54:17 Reply

People think being "informed" is a good thing, even though all it does is make them depressed and angry about shit they almost always can't do anything about.

Society is stupid like that.

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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 17:55:42 Reply

This is the stupidest thread I've seen all week.


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 17:58:19 Reply

At 1 minute ago, chipotleaway wrote: This is the stupidest thread I've seen all week.

Agreed. And what does he mean by 'real news'?


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:00:43 Reply

In tonight's news, Hector Gonzales Rodriguez did a shooting at a gang member and hit a 3 year old girl in the cross fire.

How can people still watch the news

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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:03:26 Reply

"Today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes."
News is just depressing. FUCK NEWS


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:06:27 Reply

If The Daily Show expanded from just politics, it would be my only source of news. I think it's almost impossible to be depressed and watch that show.


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:09:11 Reply

Yeah, the local news is generally sensationalist garbage, they want to pull ratings and violence and crime seem to be the driving factors, the more violence and crime they can squeeze into their broadcast the more viewers they will, theoretically, get. It sucks.


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:10:44 Reply

Because I live in Norway.

News are good here.

Mostly.

Yeah.


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:13:20 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, MrSoxfan wrote: Why the hell do people still watch this shit?

How about in case it's not all that bad after all? Maybe they want information on those investigations into the killings and so forth? You won't know until you've found out. I read two newspapers today, in case there was anything worth reading in there. An 83 year old woman driving for 21 hours to try and get from London to Bristol ended up driving the wrong way down the fast lane, trying to find a gap in the central reservation, "where she could cut back through" was the highlight, yet there were other reasons.

At 13 minutes ago, chipotleaway wrote: This is the stupidest thread I've seen all week.

Then don't respond.


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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:30:18 Reply

www.goodnewsnetwork.org

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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 18:33:01 Reply

Ron Paul 2012

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Response to How can people still watch the news 2012-02-22 20:32:43 Reply

At 2 hours ago, TheRainbowZilla wrote: "Today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes."
News is just depressing. FUCK NEWS

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