Monday, June 13, 2005

Oh look, me again. I must have a three-hour exam tomorrow.

How the BBC covers a story.
How MSNBC covers a story.

Direct quote from the latter:

"The candy report comes on the same day a top U.N. agency official said the food shortage crisis in North Korea is growing more severe by the day and the state is dispensing 'starvation rations' to its population."

This says more than I really want to think about.

7 Comments:

At 7:09 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

No, sorry, you've lost me there.

Yes, the BBC angle carries more political weight, but since when is vacuousness in American newscasting remarkable?

Besides, you have to allow that your quotation is an effective juxtaposition.

 
At 7:10 pm, Blogger Laura said...

"but since when is vacuousness in American newscasting remarkable?"
Point taken. The contrast just seemed particularly egregious to me.

 
At 7:16 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

"egregious" - wow, I had to look that one up.

 
At 7:17 pm, Blogger Laura said...

Back of the net!

 
At 7:25 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

At the risk of deviating from the post's subject matter:

"Smell my cheese, you mother!"

 
At 7:28 pm, Blogger Laura said...

Hah, AP was great. I live in Norfolk and IT'S ALL TRUE.

 
At 7:34 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

Remind me never to visit Norfolk.

EDIT: Remind me to visit Norfolk.

 

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