“With the official state death toll now at 337, the Wednesday through Thursday tornado outbreak is the second-deadliest single day for tornadoes since record keeping began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.”
And what leads the news this morning? Two people got married.
The United States imposed new sanctions on Syria this morning, in Washington’s first concrete crackdown in response to their bloody and violent opposition against citizen protests.
And the local Fox affiliate has been on since 1AM about what? Two people getting married.
62 innocent people lost their lives simply for saying they disagreed with their government in Syria, just before DC made the above announcement.
What was NBC news talking about? Two people got married.
Two people were killed and scores were injured as police fired rubber bullets into crowds protesting in Uganda,
What would you see on CBS? Those same two people. Getting married.
A homeless guy (named Elmer of all things) robbed a Wachovia bank in Florida, and tried to use a city bus as his getaway vehicle…all while giving away some of the money he stole to his fellow passengers!
And where was the ABC Good Morning America camera focused? London. To watch two people. Getting married.
The State of Arizona has a approved a Tea Party license plate. That’s right, political parties on state created metal. Mexico extradited a once-powerful drug lord to the US for prosecution. Amazon.com crashed and had to issue folks credits for web outage. Germany arrested three members of al Qaeda plotting violence and terrorism. They exhumed the body of a former Pope!
And what did I see on my TV when I turned it on this morning?
A helicopter overhead shot of cars driving to a wedding in London. It looked like a Monty Python version of OJ’s Slow Speed Chase.
I had to go to ESPN to get news on how Alabama was coping with the tornado that ravaged Tuscaloosa.
Don’t get me wrong. I can see how SOME people might be into the whole Royal Wedding thing. I get it that SOME people (mainly women) find the whole Disneyesque romantic fairy tale of the Prince and his love to be wildly entertaining.
But EVERY fucking news channel?
All of them focused on ONE wedding between two people none of us even know?
I wouldn’t want this much news coverage of a wedding of people I DO know.
Didn’t we win a war against these people 200 years ago that meant we no longer have to pay attention to what they do? We didn’t pay this much attention to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding….and shes the closest we have to a princess around here. (Thank goodness…I wouldn’t want hours devoted to THAT either)
Think of all the wasted dollars. Think of all the children, worldwide that could have been fed and clothed, not o0n the cost of the wedding, but on the cost of the WEDDING COVERAGE ALONE. Some of the morning shows sent the bulk of their on-air talent. Think for a moment of what that must have cost….anchors, assistants, camera people, producers, techs….and you have to get rooms for them, feed them, fly them there….think of what that cost. Then think of what actual good it did for the world. Other than getting a lot of horny net dweebs to learn the name “Pippa Middleton“, and get them to bog down Google’s servers trying to find naked pictures of her.
A girl I work with said, “Yeah….but the royal wedding is like the Super Bowl for women…only it only comes around every 30 years!”
To paraphrase a response she got:
No. We have a Super Bowl for women. Its called “The Super Bowl”. And it comes around ever year. And costs less. And doesn’t usurp every fucking news agency in the nation.
- Royal Wedding or Royal Pain? (dailydoseofdo.com)
- Pippa Middleton Becomes a Star and Waves With her Family the Morning After Royal Wedding! (popsugar.com)