Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"A Fuller Spectrum of News"

MSNBC has a catch phrase you may never have heard: "A Fuller Spectrum of News." Uh-huh. If that's the case, I'm wondering why the following exchange among three of its lesser talking heads was allowed air time. It seems Miss California gets to keep her crown, so says The Donald. Despite semi-nude photos, blah, blah, blah, no changes will be made in the Miss USA pageant's annointed California royalty. Yes, I know you don't care. Neither do I. That's the point.

On a day when five men were caught in a plot to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago, while the NTSB released cockpit recordings from a deadly Buffalo, NY plane crash, MSNBC decided to split hairs over Miss California. On a day when the U.S. government filed murder charges against an American soldier who allegedly killed five fellow soldiers, MSNBC found the Miss California story more compelling. Roger Clemens again denied his alleged drug use today, while an 89-year-old former Nazi death camp gaurd was shipped from his Cleveland home to Germany to face murder charges. Swine flu topped 5,000 cases today, on the same day a former Catholic Bishop came out as a gay man. Seems to me a lot of news was happening today, but somehow MSNBC saw fit to air this. Is it just me or does it seem some talking heads need to roll at the "Fuller Spectrum" network?

1 comment:

Nicole and Mon Voyage said...

I think Miss California would be a fine constitutional law attorney. 'Cause allowing gay marriage "would violate the constitutional rights that (her) grandfather fought to protect". Huh???? Does this seem just a little bit ass-backwards to anybody?