Ronan Farrow announcing an upcoming segment on MSNBC:
“. . . Up next, a lot else happening today, including shocking video that you’ve gotta to see if you haven’t already. It’s a state trooper shooting an unarmed man in. . . .”
Note to colleagues at cable TV news:
Could we at least pretend not to gawk?
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One in three people you see on the street can’t name any of the three branches of the U.S. government, according to a recent survey.
News Headline: “Texas nurse assistant may have exposed tuberculosis to 750 infants.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“However, at last report the tuberculosis was fine.”
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News Headline: “Six years after Lehman’s bankruptcy, Wall Street is as reckless as ever.”
News Headline: “Your guide to dining from the dumpster.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.
Teaser aired early Tuesday evening for CBS WBBM-TV News in Chicago:
“Why the FBI is paying special attention to Chicago for terror attacks. At 10.”
There have been more shameful teasers in the history of TV news.
QT will continue its research until it finds one.
News Headline: “America has more low-paying jobs than any other developed country.”
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with developments in the greatest nation on Earth.
News Headline: “Cannabis plant accidentally grown by grandmother.”
That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.
News Headline: “Pondering ‘deep time’ while musing on climate change.”
Don’t you wish you had a nickel for every time you’ve caught yourself doing that?
News Headline: “City makes it illegal to sleep in public in effort to crack down on the homeless.”
OK, so we’re the richest nation in the world and we still have many families who are hungry, with little hope, no work in sight.
We can live with that.
But they’re so unsightly.