Thursday, July 26, 2007

Why do they sound so surprised?

The following stories were on the national news tonight and were presented with great emotion and oh so serious faces.

1. People with bad credit who were given home loans are defaulting on those loans in record numbers.
Why is this a surprise? They even did a segment on how to avoid foreclosure. A whole segment? Barring tragic circumstances, I can wrap up avoiding foreclosure in one sentence: Borrowers, don't borrow more money than you make and lenders, don't loan outrageous amounts of money to people with bad credit.

2. Terrorists are planning to attack the United States.
Yes. Yes, they are. This is what they do. This is the only thing they do. They blow things up and they plan to blow things up.

3. Alberto Gonzales might have committed perjury.
Might have? Might have? Alberto Gonzales can't even tell the truth convincingly.

3. (a) Oh, and by the way, the president stands behind him. That's another little "no shit" moment on the nightly news for you.

4. Cat is harbinger of death.
Okay, this one was good. To watch the video, click here.

10 comments:

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

I liked the story about the cat. :)

News anchors are far too serious most of the time, which is why I don't like watching the news much. I get most of my news from late night comics and The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

This morning on our local news show, one of the anchors was saying that it looked like Michael Vick would be out of playing football for a while. His co-anchor said, "Good. Er, I mean, "Oh, Goodness."" Hahaha. I thought that was funny.

Laurie's Mom said...

The cat is an Angel From Heaven sent to help the ill who possibly do not have a relative close by to comfort them. That patient can feel Oscar's present and knows it is O.K. to go that God is waiting.
You know how I truly believe in Angels.

Peter said...

Why do they sound surprised?
I'm guessing thats a rhetorical question?

Laurie said...

Jen - I love news and political bloopers. Most of them take themselves way too seriously.

Mom - I bet you're right.

Peter - Absolutely. It's all in the script.

Leslie said...

That cat story was good.

Laurie said...

Leslie - I knew you'd like that one.

Lorna said...

The only thing more redundant is when the lead story is about how the network just won an award for humility

Laurie said...

Lorna - Isn't that the truth.

Jami said...

I wanted them to send the cat to the White House. Just let him wander around ...

Laurie said...

Jami - Hahahahah! I'm going to do a whole post about your comment. :)