Thursday, June 2, 2005

let's see what's in the news

A rabidly conservative site has put together a top ten list
of the most harmful books of the last two centuries.
Not surprising, reading it makes for some entertainment. Not only do they go out of their way to pick every influential book that they have never read, they often completely screw up the descriptions and even titles of the books.

file under 'hilarious headlines'
Turner: CNN Focuses Too Much on Perverts

ted turner says:

"I would like to see us to return to a little more international coverage on the domestic feed and a little more environmental coverage, and, maybe, maybe a little less of the pervert of the day. I mean, there's a lot of perversion around, I know that, but is it really news? I mean, some of it is. I guess you've got to cover Michael Jackson, but not three stories about perversion at the lead of every half-hour."

from spiegel:
Russia's President Putinocchio
watch his nose grow


Emmett Till - body exhumed yesterday

and go outside and look at some art for a change, will ya?


Joey said...

Sonja, I saw that headline about Turner and was like "Old man, find something else to do." That said, I agree, of course, that in a macro sense, CNN, like all major news outlets, sucks at its job.

sonja said...

the only news, and it's not news
in the regular sense, that i watch
is c-span. no commentary, no opinions, just what's happening.
the rest are just blow-dried blow-up dolls - except for aaron brown -
and then only some of the time

da mountain said...

I'd like to put together my OWN list of books, but ones those crazy conservatives HAVE to read!

And the Putin article was pretty good as well.