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    file under old news..., 2005-03-22 14:47:38 | Main | all vietnam anologies aside..., 2005-03-24 10:15:00

    terry schiavo:

    I can think of nothing to add to the daily show's commentary on this crucial national issue that so well deserved continual, absorbing coverage for the past 48 hours on every cable news channel, the network news, NPR, or any other broadcast where I thought I might find out something about what's going on in the world.

    This has been a Comcast Is Paying Me To Watch This Shit update.

    correction: Stewart really doesn't have the time to do Bush's Pay-to-Plug Texas law justice: "Indeed, the law contemplates that a fully competent patient may be served by his health-care provider with a 10-day notice to find another provider or have his plug pulled; it even provides that the patient has the right to attend the committee meeting at which his fate is to be decided." Just move the shell of Terry Shiavo to Texas, case solved.

    update 3/24/05: what is this? Day 4 or so? They're pulling out every goddamn idiot they can to tube feed America this mindless pureed garbage - there's scarborough talking to franken and two other squares (she's not braindead: her highest level brain function apparently consists of breathing), there's matthews recycling Purpose Driven Man from last week's news cycle (indeed something for her to not contemplate, ponder, or dwell upon: purpose!), did I really see FOX interviewing John the psychic douchebag Edwards? Crimmey. W. has ran for the hills and the story - so far as it ever deserved a place in national headlines - ought to be euthanized. Then we can get back to stalking jacko's trial. I'd love to have a news channel that actually reported, you know, news. Even just anything that vaguely represented information.

:: posted by buermann @ 2005-03-22 16:21:58 CST | link

      I started to suspect the terry schiavo fiasco is one smart way to deflate the attention away from the 2nd anniversary of Iraq invasion.....
      Eh, "suspect" hmm, i never thought i can be that polite heh...

    posted by chucky @ 2005-03-24 23:30:55 | link

      Every mind-boggling fiasco of absurd trash they swamp the airwaves with diverts attention from stuff that would matter more to any members of the concerned public and mostly drives said concerned public away from "news", but pandering to voyeurism can make the networks almost as much money, maybe more.

      This particular case also has the merit of inducing a doped up state of mindwasting conjecture, where 'what would it be like to not have a cerebral cortex' apparently becomes a half-interesting question requiring the expertise of various con-men, sooth-sayers, and constitutional lawyers. To me that's really the impressive part. Makes my head explode.

    posted by buermann @ 2005-03-25 01:22:09 | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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