Monday, March 5, 2012

Stupid Questions...

Do you, like me, ever wonder if there is no originality left in the world of news reporters? I know that right now I'm under the influence of drugs (for a toothache people...) but I just wonder how many stupid questions reporters can ask. What started all this pondering? The t.v. trailer for the news was showing a man charged with child porn being walked to the court for arraignment and this idiot news man hollers, "Is there anything you'd like to say to the families of these children?"... What in hell do you think he is going to say? 'They sure are cute kids, bubba, do you think I can meet some of them?'. Sheesh. Sometimes I wonder.

I know that years ago I heard that commercials were created at the level of 12 year olds because the powers that be figured that would reach the most viewers but I think that the schools of journalism are teaching questioning skills at even lower mentality levels than that... just saying. If the aforementioned criminal makes any kind of answer to the reporter other than something like 'how stupid are you for asking that?' he is liable in Oklahoma and most other states to get his own self shot the first opportunity one of the family members has to shoot his sick ass. I know that the t.v. news people have to try to sell their station to you in these teaser clips but I, and I'm no intellectual, would be looking for a newscast with a little more meat to it. If I can't find something better I'll just stick to watching 'Cops". Watch those boys in blue bust those bad boys, not just ask them stupid questions.

That's my gripe for today. All comments are mine... under drugs or not.

9 comments:

Tatersmama said...

You and I are on the same page with this one, Sass! It happens here as well, and I cringe through most of the news reports.... either because of the stupid arse questions, or the poor pronunciation.
"Our reporter Tamara Dickweed is coming to us live from Lass VEEgas"...

Sara said...

Amen Helen! I find myself offended more often lately by the news. The other annoying example is the idiot reporter asking "how do you feel" to the tornado victim or survivor of any catastrophe. Duh!

farmlady said...

I agree with all of this, including your comments.
The questions that the reporters are asking the Tornado survivors are even done with a fake sadness that is really offense.
I guess the answer is to turn the news off.

Laura~peach~ said...

my blood sugar was 122 today so the dr wont be too mad at me i just forget to take it the two ttimes a day at 2 hours after i eat... but she also knows about my crazy schedule or lack there of so ...
love you too and thank you...
some days like today I dont want to be anyone to anyone but this too shall pass.

Lonicera said...

What winds ME up is when reporters ask the same old question from victims of anything you care to mention - bereavement, violence, winning tiddlywinks championships: "How are you feeling right now?"
(Thank you for becoming a follower of my Eavesdroppings blog, by the way - hope the entries occasionally bring a smile to your face!)
Caroline

darsden said...

Oh YES, it so drives me crazy. I always shout at the TV (yea I do) why did you study this...or did you study this. My kids ask better questions!

HOPE you are feeling better Helen.

Paxie said...

How did I miss this. I'm not on drugs. Well not for a toothache. I hope it's feeling better by now. Still can't believe you have to wait so long.

I'm with ya on this post. On many occasions, I YELL "DUH" at the TV. I love Cops too :)

Every darn thing is going to hell in a handbag...

xoxoxox

Lonicera said...

Could I use the dinosaurs cartoon on Eavesdroppings??
Caroline

IISAFETY said...

You will hear those stupid questions anywhere but it's up to you to ignore it and don't give any attention to it. Try not to be irritated hearing though sometimes we can't help it. Thanks for posting!