How the 'news' is now so boring

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Years ago, I'd pick up a proper newspaper and read the news. Yes, the news.

Not any more. You'd be hard pushed to find any news in a newspaper. They're invariably full of useless stories I couldn't give two hoots about.

First let me take Tiger Woods. Yes, a very successful golf player. End of. What he does in his bed and who with is his business. I couldn't give a stuff if he has it away with a model, a mature content star, a tranny, or even if he wants to marry his pet budgie.

Same with Cheryl Cole: forever all over the pages, and for what? Nothing I can see. The people who derive pleasure from reading such tittle tattle are really pathetic.

They go on about X Factor, Strictly ballroom, football players, 'Posh Spice'...

And it's not just newspapers. Once, Sky News was a respected news channel. Not any more. They too go on and on about X Factor and 'celeb' stories. And what's worse, some of their newscasters are in their late 50s, and should know better.

They sit there, laughing and gossiping about someone like Susan Boyle, and I am convinced they almost come to climax!:eek::eek:

WHO CARES!?:-Nooo'O'-red

Okay, rant over. :D
 
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Years ago, I'd pick up a proper newspaper and read the news. Yes, the news.

Not any more. You'd be hard pushed to find any news in a newspaper. They're invariably full of useless stories I couldn't give two hoots about.

First let me take Tiger Woods. Yes, a very successful golf player. End of. What he does in his bed and who with is his business. I couldn't give a stuff if he has it away with a model, a mature content star, a tranny, or even if he wants to marry his pet budgie.

Same with Cheryl Cole: forever all over the pages, and for what? Nothing I can see. The people who derive pleasure from reading such tittle tattle are really pathetic.

They go on about X Factor, Strictly ballroom, football players, 'Posh Spice'...

And it's not just newspapers. Once, Sky News was a respected news channel. Not any more. They too go on and on about X Factor and 'celeb' stories. And what's worse, some of their newscasters are in their late 50s, and should know better.

They sit there, laughing and gossiping about someone like Susan Boyle, and I am convinced they almost come to climax!:eek::eek:

WHO CARES!?:-Nooo'O'-red

Okay, rant over. :D
 
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You forgot to mention that old slapper Katie Price, the old tart's normally spread over the weekend papers Humping. what a waste of ink! Still goes to prove your point that there isn't anything interesting to write about anymore.

Or could it be that the reporters these days are more slimey and only interested in writing about smut and sleaze! Perhaps they would be more at home writing columns about 'Animal Farm' or something! :-df :D
 
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You forgot to mention that old slapper Katie Price, the old tart's normally spread over the weekend papers Humping. what a waste of ink! Still goes to prove your point that there isn't anything interesting to write about anymore.

Or could it be that the reporters these days are more slimey and only interested in writing about smut and sleaze! Perhaps they would be more at home writing columns about 'Animal Farm' or something! :-df :D
 
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I agree to a point, I still buy the occasional newspaper, pick out the news and editorial I wish to read and attempt the crossword, bit out of practice now, so not always successfully.:)

Unfortunately the TV news channels now consider showbiz to be real life and will report the release of a new film, or events in I'm a celebrity as news, complete waste of time.
 
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I agree to a point, I still buy the occasional newspaper, pick out the news and editorial I wish to read and attempt the crossword, bit out of practice now, so not always successfully.:)

Unfortunately the TV news channels now consider showbiz to be real life and will report the release of a new film, or events in I'm a celebrity as news, complete waste of time.
 
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The media pander to the general public's taste. Otherwise it wouldn't sell their papers and viewing figures would decline.

Sadly a reflection of modern times.
 
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The media pander to the general public's taste. Otherwise it wouldn't sell their papers and viewing figures would decline.

Sadly a reflection of modern times.
 
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I agree with you on everything except one point.

Since when was $ly News "a respected news channel"?
 
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I agree with you on everything except one point.

Since when was $ly News "a respected news channel"?
 
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PaulR said:
I agree with you on everything except one point.

Since when was $ly News "a respected news channel"?
They are reknowned for employing 'quality' staff

Frank Partridge, Colin Brazier, James Forlong etc.....
 
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PaulR said:
I agree with you on everything except one point.

Since when was $ly News "a respected news channel"?
They are reknowned for employing 'quality' staff

Frank Partridge, Colin Brazier, James Forlong etc.....
 
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Channel Hopper said:
They are reknowned for employing 'quality' staff

Frank Partridge, Colin Brazier, James Forlong etc.....


Not to mention Eamonn Holmes O-no
















Damn, I just mentioned him :-doh!
 
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Channel Hopper said:
They are reknowned for employing 'quality' staff

Frank Partridge, Colin Brazier, James Forlong etc.....


Not to mention Eamonn Holmes O-no
















Damn, I just mentioned him :-doh!
 
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Who remembers Bob Wilson? :confused :D
 
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