A tale of two headlines

Yes, my little liebchens. The posting blitzkreig continues. Is there no limit to how far I’ll whore myself out for some stats? Apparently not. Now post, damn you, post! Schnell!

Some dipshit from BP testified before Congress today. Or something. Whatever.

So I log in to my iGoogle home page tonight.

I normally eschew the iGoogle thing. It’s a bit lame. But I got this new widget thingie with a hamster that runs in a wheel, and, well, frankly, it makes it worth the trip.

Anyway. I get on iGoogle and the following two headlines blast me right in the face:

Fox News: BP CEO’s Day in Congress’ Kangaroo Court

New York Times: BP Chief Offers Few Answers, Frustrating Lawmakers

Oh, God. What a treat. Seriously, I just adore Dove moisturizing liquid, relaxing baths in Calgon, boxes of fine chocolates, sweet Zinfendel wine, and, of course, good belly laughs. Voila! My after work pick-me-up of the day.

Neither link went to a page that was clearly labeled as “opinion.” Remember in the newspaper they actually denoted which pieces were news and which were editorials? “Opinion” had its own page. On the web these days those lines seem to be blurred. To be fair, however, the Fox News piece was served up under the heading “Common Sense.” Riiiiiiiight.

2 responses

  1. I tried watching some of the cable news coverage today, in the vain hope that something of substance might actually come out of this farce. What a sucker I am! I glance through the two “news” links you gave, but didn’t have the stomach to actually read them. I did like the hamster gadget though. It almost makes me want to play around with my iGoogle thingy some more. Almost. I keep getting things to “play” with on my pc and somehow never get around to them. *sigh*

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  2. I’ve heard the papers in the UK are very tabloid-ish.
    It would appear the US is moving in that direction.
    Fox is the prime example of “sensationalism” for a buck.
    If they can’t make the news interesting, they’ll make it interesting.

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