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(Boing Boing)   CNN editor forced to deny Onion story which claims she thought Miley Cyrus was more important than escalating civil war in Syria, grinding unrest in Egypt or Martin Luther's 'I have a dream' anniversary. Fark: Doesn't deny it   (boingboing.net) divider line 24
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2013-08-27 11:06:20 AM
8 votes:
Didn't know Martin Luther was such a great public speaker.  I thought he would've just nailed the speech to the door.
2013-08-27 11:55:23 AM
5 votes:
I'm still baffled by the core concept. Why does MTV put on the Video Music Awards when they haven't shown a music video in 15 years?
2013-08-27 11:56:05 AM
3 votes:

seniorgato: xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.

I must admit.  It'd be really nice to let other countries handle their own damn problems.


I agree.  Strict isolationism is generally a bad idea, of course, but the U.S. does seem to spend alot of money and energy being the world's babysitter.  At a time when your infrastructure is crumbling, your schools suck, and your industry is going straight down the crapper, I'd think you would have other things on your minds.
2013-08-27 11:45:54 AM
3 votes:
The very picture of a modern major media whore.
2013-08-27 11:37:07 AM
3 votes:

kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue


That's the mindset that's ruined journalism.
2013-08-27 11:30:27 AM
3 votes:
"If it bleeds it leads" is now "if it twerks it works"
2013-08-27 01:01:26 PM
2 votes:

Steven_M_TX: I don't remember from my history classes that Martin Luther gave an "I have a dream" speech.  I know that Martin Luther King delivered such a speech.  Martin Luther, I know, was a German priest that had a beef about the Catholic Church's practices in the 16th Century, summed it up in 95 theses, and nailed them onto a church door.  Martin Luther then started his own church, which he named the Lutheran Church.  Such a brilliant name for his church.

People today, especially the younger people, care more about Miley Cyrus than some 16th Century guy who started his own church.


Martin Luther King did it and let his son take the credit and bullet?
2013-08-27 11:50:05 AM
2 votes:

Honest Bender: kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue

That's the mindset that's ruined journalism. everything

2013-08-27 11:19:18 AM
2 votes:
The article was spot on.  The onion is such excellent satire because of it is able to consistently cut to the core of something and point out its complete absurdity.
2013-08-27 11:05:04 AM
2 votes:
I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.
2013-08-27 04:55:36 PM
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: How about telling russia to fix it if they dont want to lose part of their sphere of influence.


Because when Russia and China tell us to stay out of something it is the international Illuminati code for the US to get involved in another countries civil war and depose it's dictator.  Trust me, If there was a big oil reserve under Syria, we would already have boots on the ground.
2013-08-27 01:06:00 PM
1 votes:

Steven_M_TX: I don't remember from my history classes that Martin Luther gave an "I have a dream" speech.  I know that Martin Luther King delivered such a speech.


No, that was Martin Luther King, Jr.
2013-08-27 12:50:15 PM
1 votes:

GBB: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/18/opinion/gottlieb-us-retrenchment
Considering that CNN feels that the USA shouldn't be the World's Police, it makes sense to put "local" stories as top bill.


Did you even read that? It doesn't say that. It's from Sept. 2012, before the election. It's a thinly veiled anti-Obama, pro-Romney piece by one Stuart Gottlieb that basically says that ceasing US interventions would lead to disasters. In other words, another pro-Romney, pro-Israel piece of propaganda that has more to do with Israel's best interests than those of the USA.
2013-08-27 12:49:42 PM
1 votes:

Steven_M_TX: People today, especially the younger people, care more about Miley Cyrus than some 16th Century guy who started his own church.


To be fair, although weirdly- shaped, her ass is at least real.
2013-08-27 12:20:39 PM
1 votes:
Martin Luther Twerking would be a good band name.
2013-08-27 12:05:14 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: kwame: Her job is to bring in revenue

That's the mindset that's ruined journalism.


The initiative of mainstream journalism now is 'be sure to beat every other jouralist to the reporting finish line' and 'whether it's overhyped, exaggerated, out of context, irrelevant or just plain stupid, remember that the bottom line is that ratings override facts'.
2013-08-27 12:01:27 PM
1 votes:

xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.




There is just the little problem with the Suez Canal. Should a civil war in Egypt affect shipping through the Suez Canal the price of goods and fuel will raise by a good deal. Syria has oil pipelines that travel through it which even though we do not receive our oil from them the global price of oil would be affected. I would say Miley Cyrus is more interesting, but hardly more important.
2013-08-27 11:59:51 AM
1 votes:

blockhouse: I'm still baffled by the core concept. Why does MTV put on the Video Music Awards when they haven't shown a music video in 15 years?


Most of the people on the show haven't been relevant in that long, either.
2013-08-27 11:44:26 AM
1 votes:

JohnCarter: "If it bleeds it leads" is now "if it twerks it works"


"Twerking while bleeding? We'll be succeeding!"
2013-08-27 11:44:09 AM
1 votes:
I sat in a hospital waiting room for most of the day and they had CNN blaring on the TV.  Believe me, it was pretty much hell on earth.  Nothing but Mile Cyrus crap with momentary breaks for Medal of Honor presentation, Syria press conference, and that's about it.  I had to hide in the furthest corner of the room to get as far away from that awful awful channel as possible.
2013-08-27 11:19:35 AM
1 votes:
The most accurate statement in the original Onion article is "That's on you, not us."
2013-08-27 11:11:04 AM
1 votes:
Bloomberg News kept showing clips of the VMA's this morning.  That's really what I want from my financial news channel, twerking highlights.
2013-08-27 11:08:25 AM
1 votes:

xaldin: I'd be inclined to say that it is more important than Syria or Egypt. One is a civil war, other a near civil war and neither I particularly view as our problem. Today's weather ranks higher.


When more Americans vote for the fat chick on American Idol than they vote for the US President, Its usually a good sign that entertainment news ranks higher than boring world politics or some dude who died before most readers were born
2013-08-27 11:04:51 AM
1 votes:
+1 to anyone who can take being made fun of.
 
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