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Weird News Priorities


Posted by Non-Hamster on February 7th, 2009

Sometimes I really have to wonder about whoever it is that decides in what order the news stories are presented in CBS news summaries.  I mean, doesn't it sound sensible that stories ought to be listed in order of how important and far reaching they are?

Well, obviously that's not the case. I looked at today's afternoon edition of the CBS news email summary and what's the first thing listed?

REPORT: A-ROD TESTED POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS

Not the start-stop progress or lack thereof on the stimulus thing, not any stories about disaster recovery for the millions affected by the recent ice storm.  Just a story about a sports figure caught taking steroids.  As news goes, That's about on the same level as announcing that Pigeon Forge Tennessee hotels have all decided to paint their bathrooms in red and green stripes in honor of the Nightmare on Elm st. movies.  There'd be interest in such a story (I'm pretty sure they haven't done that though, just illustrating a point.), but really, it doesn't belong on the top of the list of the main stories does it?

In that same edition, there were quite a few stories that certainly ranked higher in terms of importance and impact than a sports figure being caught taking steroids.  Any one of these would have made a good top story and ALL of them should have ranked higher than A-Rod.

HUNDREDS TRAPPED ON LAKE ERIE ICE FLOE

MORE CO-WORKER COUPLES LOSING 2 INCOMES

SENATE MOVES CLOSER TO PASSING STIMULUS

BIDEN: U.S. WILL TALK TO IRAN

14 KILLED IN AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES

U.S. MILITARY GOODS FOR SALE IN PAKISTAN

CONGRESSMAN TWITTERS SECRET TRIP TO IRAQ

NEW WORRIES ABOUT GARDASIL SAFETY

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