Wednesday, September 17

Breaking News: Everything Is Breaking News

A quick scan of the television dial just after 8 p.m. this evening featured quite a bit of breaking news. In fact, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all had Breaking News banners flashing across the screen. If I had been an uninformed individual, I might have believed that there was actually breaking news unfolding at that moment. Here's what was breaking:

Fox News *Hannity and Colmes* - BREAKING NEWS: HANNITY IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARAH PALIN

CNN *Larry King Live* - BREAKING NEWS: DONALD TRUMP ENDORSES JOHN McCAIN

MSNBC *The Rachel Maddow Show* - BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA MAKING UP GROUND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES

You know what would have been true breaking news? Sarah Palin agreeing to come on to MSNBC and be interviewed by someone who isn't smitten with her and the Republican Party, like Rachel Maddow. Also, if Larry King would have found out who Donald Trump's hairdresser is that could have made for a flashy red banner. Possibly most worthy of a Breaking News banner during the 8:00 hour would have been if on the off chance Sean Hannity would actually let Alan Colmes talk. Those issues, my friends, are worthy of breaking news banners. What you saw tonight... was not.

2 comments:

Jason said...

"Sarah Palin agreeing to come on to MSNBC and be interviewed by someone who isn't smitten with her and the Republican Party, like Rachel Maddow."

Yeah...or Obama sitting down to talk to Sean Hannity. Both would be interesting to watch.

Newsy said...

Right! I realize my post may seemed slanted to the left (that wasn't my intent). I was just trying to establish the fact that our media has gone overboard with its use of Breaking News when what they are showing really isn't.