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Old 01-24-08, 09:02 AM   #1
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Dumbing it down for Americans?

Was just checking the news on CNN and was surprised by the headline.



Then I noticed that it was set to the American edition. I changed my preferences to the international edition, and looky looky, no pic of Heath, no Mary-Kate Olson story...



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Old 01-24-08, 09:11 AM   #2
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#1 The U.S. has OCD over famous idiots, actors, ect.

#2 We don't care about the french banking industry all that much.
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Old 01-24-08, 09:14 AM   #3
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The sensationalism is laughable at first but over time it becomes intolerable.
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Turn the UK version on and you'll see a story about the "queen" spilling beans on her dress and the aftermath.
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Old 01-24-08, 09:48 AM   #5
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I think I will move out of USA just so I don't have to hear about Britney Spears. Please tell me the rest of world doesn't care about spoiled Hollywood trash.
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Good to see Andrew Jackson is clean.
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Wow....that is sad.
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It's CNN, not the Wall Street Journal.

What were you expecting from the network that brings us quality programming like Nancy Grace, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck?

And for goodness sakes, what is this, 1982? Everybody knows it's passe to snort blow with a $20. These days you got to use something worth something, like a pound note or a Euro.
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CNN international still has actual news, believe it or not. It's pretty ridiculous. The only way to get information these days is online, or if you can get the BBC. All the US news networks are infotainment. Except Fox News. I'm not even sure what Fox News is.

The whole Bhutto-under-house-arrest thing was going on when we were in Prague last fall, and we got back and heard nothing about it here. Americans like shiny things like Trainwreck Spears.
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CNN international still has actual news, believe it or not. It's pretty ridiculous. The only way to get information these days is online, or if you can get the BBC. All the US news networks are infotainment. Except Fox News. I'm not even sure what Fox News is.

The whole Bhutto-under-house-arrest thing was going on when we were in Prague last fall, and we got back and heard nothing about it here.
Americans like shiny things like Trainwreck Spears.
the UK holds their own with Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse.

the big difference is that Winehouse actually has talent.
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the big difference is that Winehouse actually has talent.
Meh.

She's the media's Lauren Hill or Macy Gray for 2007.

Grammys all around then go away.
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the big difference is that Winehouse actually has talent.
that's debatable. i'm not a big fan though.
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that's debatable. i'm not a big fan though.
I think she's pretty talented. Too bad she's such a junkie and nut job she won't be around more than another year or two.
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CNN has gotten pretty horrible...
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I think she's pretty talented. Too bad she's such a junkie and nut job she won't be around more than another year or two.
Does your Crystal Ball tell you that?

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Im avoiding all internet news and tv news until the presidential election is over.
Campaign news is total garbage.
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Does your Crystal Ball tell you that?

this picture is begging to have Chipcom put on it.
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Im avoiding all internet news and tv news until the presidential election is over.
Campaign news is total garbage.
this one isn't http://abcnews.go.com/sections/polit...e/TheNote.html
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Does your Crystal Ball tell you that?
Crystal Ball (and a little help from all the stories of her in the news).
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It is pretty ridiculous but I blame the media more than the US population. They say that all anyone cares about is entertainment but remove the real news and what other choice does anyone have. The $7.1B this yahoo in France managed to loose this week probably had a larger effect on most average Americans than they know. The efforts the bank went through to recover things may have played a role in the whole Dow collapse and Fed rate cut this week.
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Campaign news is total garbage.
Then don't bother watching anything then. I was on the trainer the other night, heard my wife complaining. I went into the living room to find they had interrupted her show for the Nth time. They were giving the same update they had given just moments early on who might win that state.
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It is pretty ridiculous but I blame the media more than the US population. They say that all anyone cares about is entertainment but remove the real news and what other choice does anyone have. The $7.1B this yahoo in France managed to loose this week probably had a larger effect on most average Americans than they know. The efforts the bank went through to recover things may have played a role in the whole Dow collapse and Fed rate cut this week.
stop muddying the thread with genuine content. we're talking about a celebrity and her crack habit now!
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I don't know about Amy Winehouse vanishing...she's pretty talented, as long as she doesn't manage to kill herself. Ella Fitzgerald was quite the junkie for a while too.

North America's fascination with celebrity I hope will wane sometime soon. It's been far too long that these vapid celebretards dominate our "news". I feel badly for some of them, but I don't need, or wish to know everything about her televised train wreck of a life. Sure distracts the majority of the population from the actual goings on in our respective countries.
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stop muddying the thread with genuine content. we're talking about a celebrity and her crack habit now!
Don't forget the domestic abuse (from both sides).
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Sorry, I see the attraction to the train wreck

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