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04 January 2010

Just Not Interesting

One of my problems is that stories that I find most interesting are apparently of no interest to anyone else. For example, here are some news stories that apparently, and to my complete befuddlement, are completely uninteresting.

Kent State Student Beaten to Death

Millions of parents (or maybe it's just 100's of thousands) send their young-adult children off to college each year, and worry about their safety. So I would have thought that when one of them is beaten to death while walking with friends, it would be big news. Now this event occurred in late November, granted, but the latest to be found in Google News is dated December 14, and there are only 3 articles in total, one of them providing sympathetic portraits of the assailants, and none of them providing much if any details so parents might better counsel their children on how best to stay alive. This contrasts with another incident at a college a few years ago where month-after-month parents were reminded to tell their sons not to go to stripper parties where they might find themselves accused of rape.

Eight Grader Severely Beaten by Mob of 11

Now, certainly millions of parents have 8th graders in school who attend gym classes. So they would certainly want to know about the possible consequences should a basketball in their sons hands somehow make contact with a fellow student. In Englewood, NJ, in late December, it resulted in the boy being set on after school by 11 fellow students who beat him so severely his eye socket was crushed, possibly leading to loss of eyesight. But Google news only shows 8 hits, all of the articles saying pretty much the same thing, none later than December 23. No word on the poor kid's recovery, or even how his eyesight is progressing. Just not interesting.

New Jersey County Judge Shuts Down Websites

Ok, many, many millions of people use the internet and like to read gossip sites and have Facebook accounts. So you'd think there'd be some interest in a story where a county judge in New Jersey orders the closure of three websites and the divulgence of the identities behind several bloggers and Facebook accounts, all because some New Jersey company - which specializes in importing foreign labor contractors for programming jobs - felt they were libeled. And two of the ISP's complied and shut down the sites! Again, apparently not very interesting. Google news has all of 6 articles on the topic, the latest being December 20 (the order was issued December 23), all of them pretty much saying the same thing. There's no follow up on whether Facebook, Comcast or Yahoo complied with the court order to reveal identities, and no explanation as to how a state court can intervene in a matter that is supposed to be reserved to federal courts. I learned about it from VDARE.

On the other hand, I'm completely bored by who the latest White House party crashers are. So what do I know?


Anonymous jth said...

Who cares about thugs beating kids to death. We need more Tiger Woods stories.

January 05, 2010 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they dont call the MSM the "gatekeepers" for nothing...

I wish I were a bazillionaire, I'd buy out CBS and let L.Brent Bozell run my news division and Pat Buchanan to be my lead news anchor.

January 05, 2010 3:53 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Although Fox News does come thru once in awhile - Chris Wallace absolutely skewered Obama's Homeland Insecurity adviser Sunday. But it's a weak substitute for actual truth-based news.

January 05, 2010 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up, and listen to the ADL:
MacDonald has wrongly tried to compare white supremacists with ethnic minority groups that have advocated for rights amid a history of discrimination, O'Grady said.

"To suggest that people like American white males have been discriminated against is absurd and flies in the face of historical fact," he added.

January 06, 2010 2:23 PM  
Anonymous uwi said...

"The Anti-Defamation League, they are a joke."

- Lou Dobbs

January 07, 2010 4:17 PM  

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