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Friday, July 20, 2012

When No News Is Too Much News

The following was a Channel 10  newsbreak a few minutes ago:

"Sydney's coldest morning in a year!"

D'oh...

Really?

You mean it was just as cold this time last year?

Is that Gina Rinehart's idea of news?

8 Comments:

Blogger Vest said...

Is it really necessary to be told how more cold it is than last year.
Should we have a rebate next year to compensate so it can be a little warmer? but it would still be cold and the little difference would hardly be noticeable.

July 21, 2012 7:16 PM  
Anonymous rosemary said...

Over! the sweet summer roses,
And never a flower at the close;
Over and gone with the roses,And winter again with the snows.
A.L.T.

July 22, 2012 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Sidney said...

'Cold as the snow on an eskimq's testes
Cold as charity and that's bloody chilly - but not so cold as our my poor willy and so on.

July 22, 2012 12:15 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well, Vesty, they were not saying that it was colder than last year.


They were actually saying "this time last year we had a day which was even colder."

In other words, what they're really saying is "today was not quite as cold as this time last year", but the way they said it made it sound like the exact opposite.

But either way, it was a non-event. It was non-news. Thank the probably non-existent gods of your choice for the blessing that it was free-to-air TV and we didn't have to pay for that bullshit. :-)

July 22, 2012 1:49 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks for the poetry, Rosemary and Sidney. :-)

July 22, 2012 6:38 PM  
Blogger AndrewM said...

Given that you were watching the network that thought Being Lara Bingle was worth making and broadcasting, you deserve all you get.

July 26, 2012 8:18 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Andrew, if we stopped watching a TV channel on the basis that they air a dodgy program, we'd very quickly end up watching no TV at all. Not that that would be a bad thing, mind. :-)

July 26, 2012 8:55 AM  
Blogger AndrewM said...

You know, there was a really thick mist this morning in the Berra. I'll bet it was the thickest for ages, maybe 12 months.

Oh. Right. Move along, nothing to see here.

July 28, 2012 11:55 AM  

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