Sunday morning silliness – Talking heads repeating same line about gas prices

I found this highly entertaining – is there a central script writing service for local TV stations that functions like the UPI or the AP? There is a reason why I gather my news on the web and not from talking heads.

Hat tip to the people populating the No Agenda group on Google +

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11 Responses to “Sunday morning silliness – Talking heads repeating same line about gas prices”

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  1. Gareth Fairclough says:

    Back on the rise? Are we sure that they’re sure?
    Good find Rod!

  2. Engineer-Poet says:

    It’s Pravda, what do you expect?

    • Engineer-Poet says:

      Aargh, I thought the first one failed to post.

      • Daniel says:

        @ Engineer-Poet,

        A bit of history about Pravda. During the ‘steel curtain’ era, the political cartoonists enjoyed freedom of speech to the same degree as newspapers in the western world.

        A seldom known fact.

  3. Atomikrabbit says:

    Is there any doubt why some call it “the Lamestream Media”?

    Ever notice that the biggest advertisers on the dinosaur broadcast network’s nightly news shows are drug companies, especially those catering to the middle-aged or elderly?

    The current trend with younger people is to get their news and information off the Internet. Depending on their critical thinking abilities, whether this will reveal or obscure the facts remains to be seen.

    The nuclear PR organizations, such as they are, should be monitoring the content of reader-edited sites such as Wikipedia, which is considered by many to be authoritative. As I explore nuclear topics there it never ceases to amaze me how much FUD has been gratuitously inserted by self-appointed antinuclear editors. They are already insidiously shaping the minds of the next generation.

    • James Greenidge says:

      Re: ” As I explore nuclear topics there it never ceases to amaze me how much FUD has been gratuitously inserted by self-appointed antinuclear editors.”

      If you try to insert nuclear advocacy facts and comments and corrections on Wiki, they seem to disappear after a couple of days, no matter which nuclear feature page. Outside YouTube there seems no mass-info alternative to get the nuclear truth out. :(

      James Greenidge
      Queens NY

  4. G.R.L. Cowan says:

    That lady at the end totally went her own way: she left out the word “back”.

  5. John Tucker says:

    Good Lord.

    Thats really more scary than funny. If you haven’t taken the time and watched Big Sky Big Money ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/big-sky-big-money/ ) You probably should.

    The infrastructure can easily and reasonably be extended to other issues. Obviously. Then the echo chamber itself picks up where “central scripts” leaves off.

  6. Don Cox says:

    Some interesting research on problems of wind power:

    http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/02/25/rethinking.wind.power

    • Engineer-Poet says:

      Interesting article, but the question that needs answering is “is it true?” (really, “how much closer to truth is it than the current models?”).

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