Archive for December, 2008

Does it matter?

December 27th, 2008 No comments

The power went out in Honolulu over the weekend.  Time decided to cover it as “the power going out while Obama is on the island”.  I’m not sure that even matters.  I think the story is that the power went out for thousands of people.  The fact that the president-elect is on the island might be mentionable, but not headlin-worthy.

Perhaps there’s more national media on the island than usual and they needed to get out a story to justify their trip?  See below.

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More navel gazing

December 26th, 2008 No comments

Apparently we care what reporters are doing while they cover Obama?

Am I jealous they’re in Hawaii?  Yes.  Do I really care what the journalists are up to between live shots of Obama vacationing?  Nope.

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Share your holidays in standard def

December 11th, 2008 No comments

NBC 15 decided to run a crawler asking you to “Share your holidays!” throughout their primetime shows tonight.  They dropped the shows down to standard definition, not HD, and cut off 1/3 of the screen in order to show the crawler.

The crawler was asking for donations, but this caused me to not want to donate.  I’m not anti-charity, I’m anti-messing with shows people want to watch.


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