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I'm raving a lot lately.

Here are the 10 Most Viewed Stories on cnn.com as of 9.43pm PST:

1 2nd possible near collision at JFK
2 Shirtless men upsets church
3 Blood clots killed woman on floor
4 Glitches mar Apple iPhone debut
5 King children sue their brother
6 Female soldier missing after fire
7 Obama's vote sparks backlash
8 Holocaust kin hug after 66 years
9 Olivia Newton-John ties the knot
10 Adopted teen fears deportation

While some of these are interesting, touching, or compelling... what the FUCK? People care more about Olivia Newton-John getting married than IndyMac shutting down? More than the White House vowing to veto the Medicare bill? More than Bush pushing for more fucking oil drilling?

No, of course I'm not surprised. Just appalled.

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the_leh
Jul. 12th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
I don't get it either.
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alicia_stardust
Jul. 12th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
I think part of that is the people, but the other part is what the fucking media chooses to push. Some of the most important stories rarely seem to make it to the biggest news sites. Bastards.
lurid_dreaming
Jul. 12th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
yea, but at the same time, that news...the important news, just isnt' being reported...even on CNN. And when/if it is, it's some tiny little article that you have to LOOK for to find.
sunk
Jul. 12th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
People care more about Olivia Newton-John getting married than IndyMac shutting down? More than the White House vowing to veto the Medicare bill? More than Bush pushing for more fucking oil drilling?

Yep. I fucking hate how celebrity-obsessed this country is. The Administration's cramming us all into this ill-fitting handbasket, and what do I see when I turn on the local news, ver-fucking-batim? "New at 11 -- is Miley Cyrus planning to get married? Stay tuned and we'll tell you!"

Argh.
filigree_shadow
Jul. 12th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
I'm appalled by that as well. I'm also very worried about what's happening with IndyMac. I had a horrible sinking feeling in my stomach when I read about that.
charaxinae
Jul. 12th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
the only place i saw CNN mention IndyMac last night when i was flipping around looking for real news, was scrolling at the bottom of the screen while they talked about UFOS. i've watched my share of shows about UFOs but that was ridiculous!
deathdolly
Jul. 12th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
The closing of IndyMac will affect my cousin Gio, his wife and their two children.
I just don't "get" mainstream news anymore, or why the stations bother to even "report."

BTW- the IndyMAc story was HEAVILY covered on the BBC, which is why I usually listen to that on the radio or watch it on the tube. Sad, really, that I must get American news from a British news station.
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