Talk about naked news...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    We've got one of those cheesy "Action News" stations in our town. You know: hyped-up promos, screaming graphics, sensational stories....

    But they've never sunk to this level before:


    *Sigh* I know local news has gone "happy", and that some are downright tabloid, but for God's sake, then, why don't they just stop presenting themselves as news? Edward R. Murrow is probably spinning in his crypt at the thought that these people classify themselves in the same business that he was in.
     
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    None from the show, I don't think. Here's a promo shot.
     
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    In all seriousness, this reminds me of a snippet I caught (somewhere) of Russian News, where the woman anchor slowly undresses while reading the news. The Weatherwoman takes it to a whole new level...

    At the risk of drawing comparisons where none should be made, there is some worrisome parallels between the direction both the countries seem to be making and the ends they go to to placate their citizens. It is not far from throwing Christians to the Lions (or gladiators) as Roman society deteriorated.

    Take what you will.
     
  5. radhak macrumors regular

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    I don't like such posts. I think I want to report this to the moderators : how come you did not post this before the news aired? Do you realize the heart-burn you have given so many of us, for missing such important coverage? :mad:

    :D :D :D
     
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    So now news broadcasts aren't allowed before 9pm either... ;)
     
  7. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can't wait to hear how she reports the phase of the moon... ;)
     
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    Isn't there a Canadian outfit which does Naked News on a daily basis?
     
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    Didn't "live tv" in the UK used to do "The Naked News"?
     
  10. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Egads. I remember that a few years ago, our local NBC affiliate aired an expose (no pun intended) about local strip clubs and they had one of the news babes go undercover (again, no pun intended -- really!) as an "exotic dancer". I don't think it came down to her actually taking off anything, but the story was obviously meant to titilate (OK, that one was intended).
     
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    Try "titillate": it's more fun. :rolleyes:

    Surely she must have taken something off? Maybe she just had a really raunchy reporter's outfit...
     
  12. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Ack, the one time I don't check my spelling and skunk's watching. :)

    Well, yes, I think she had on some kind of skimpy outfit. Or maybe I'm remembering it wrong, and she was going undercover as a prostitute down on Governor's Drive. At any rate, I'm pretty sure it's not a story she highlights on her resume these days.
     
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