Saturday, May 28, 2005

Can we get real news?

Here are two of the news we had at Radio Canada tonight: Trudeau's song is getting married and a duck lost 1 of her duckling in the sewers. I wouldn't mind the first, Trudeau was a prime minister of Canada and his considered to be somewhat an historical figure, however this is not the biggest news that happened today in the world I'm sure of it. So why oh why was it the first thing they spoke about and why did they spoke of it for 5 minutes (on a 30 minutes news program!) . It's great for him that he is getting married but it's not really important in the world or even in Canada. The duck now that just really have nothing to do with news. It can be shown in a local news paper or even local news but not national news!

Are news trying to make us stupid?

4 comments:

yofed said...

Actually, I don't mind it... for once, at least, the news are not completely depressing. What's wrong with good news? Oh, and by the way, the mommy duck lost 10 of her ducklings, not 1.

asaathi said...

oh I heard they only got 2 out of 3.. I must have heard wrong. And their is nothing wrong with good news. Just that a wedding is not that much of a news no matter who's in it. At least it is not news worthy of the first spot something of more importance musst have happened in the day

yofed said...

Hey, but they are both good looking and rich, so yes, in a way, it's worthy to have a few seconds in the news.... at least the wedding wasn't live on tv!

Manbous said...

Sorry to barge in your conversation, but Yofed, I really have to disagree: being rich and good looking does NOT grant a right to appear on national news. Marriage is a beautiful thing, a private thing. I'm sure a lot of people are very glad for them, but you have to understand Asaathi's point: national news should be reporting important things happening in our country and in other countries all around the world. If nothing interesting is happening, don't waste our time talking about ducks or pretty celebrities getting married! Spend more time on international news, or something...