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Monday, August 4, 2008
Why I avoid "the news"
I think Dave McClure from 500 hats, basically summed up CNN in one succinct diagram and comment. out of a possible 20 "news" items on CNN.com, a full 15 focus on death (usually violent death), crime, weather, religion, or celebrity. of the remaining 5 items, 2 are related to politics, 1 is related to business / entertainment, 1 is science, and 1 is random. in other words, about 80% of news is simply death, weather, or fame.
Thanks Dave, couldn't have put it better, of course YMMV.