"The news media is sick and needs help badly"
Tammy Faye Baker.
News organizations and reporters are among the laziest people in the world. Every year they trot out the same old stories and tell you it’s news. On the fourth of July they show the video of a dummy getting it’s hand blown off by a firecracker. On December 26th you’ll see footage of the big earth shaking story, people returning Christmas presents. This week we will be told that traveling is going to be tough and they’ll show long lines at the airport with people laying around on the floor because of canceled flights. We’ll see video of traffic jams all over the country. On the Friday after Thanksgiving we will see the familiar story of people getting up in the middle of the night to stand in line to go shopping.
I’m positive that for all these stories, they are showing stock footage that they shot in 1998. They probably update the video every ten years or so, only because of changing fashion and the automobiles would look too dated, otherwise we’d still be seeing film from the mid seventies.
I hope everyone has a safe and uneventful trip to Thanksgiving dinner this year. My trip will be short, from in front of the television to the table. The only hard part will be the cleanup. Mark cooks dinner and makes an enormous mess in the kitchen and I clean it all up afterwards. You’d think that Mark had to mud wrestle the turkey before he put it in the oven, from all the mess he leaves behind. But what the hell, it’s a small price to pay for a good meal. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!