I got into the habit of watching Headline News in the morning a few years ago because I liked getting a quick overview of the news. Regular morning programs include long segments and interviews, and I would only get to see one or two stories before going to work. This week, I think I've decided that I can't stomach Headline News anymore becuase they have gotten to the point where very little of what they report is what I consider "news."
Things they reported this morning that irritated the crap out of me:
- Britney Spears went shopping for a pregnancy test.
- Clips from American Idol – This one particularly stumps me because they are basically advertising for a Fox TV show. Aren't they competitors? Also, this is NOT news.
- A long segment about all the NFL players that are getting in trouble with the law. I'd watch ESPN if I wanted more than a quick mention of these.
- In general, their election coverage is all about who is crying and why women or African Americans will or will not vote for someone. Shouldn't they cover the issues?
OK, rant over.