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Monday, May 02, 2005

"Bride-to-Be" Media Hype




Now that the missing bride to be has been found, is anyone else thinking that the whole thing is not much of a news story at all? A bride got cold feet before a wedding and took off. Is that important national news? I think this is a good example of how the media whores are not interested in keeping people informed of current events, but instead they are interested in getting people to watch mini soap operas that they create by pumping lots of hype and coverage into otherwise minor everyday events. They hope to get people hooked into one story after another to get their ratings up. This is fine for reality shows, but should it be labeled as news? If historical statistics hold true for last week, there were thousands of missing people reports filed with probably hundreds still missing. Where is the media coverage for everyone else?

7 Comments:

  • The concept was engrossing enough to inspire an entire feature with big name actors... and the news obviously needed something to boost ratings seeing as they can't show Michael Jackson's molestation trial.

    I'm sure that lady is selling the rights and scheduling interviews as I type.

    By Blogger C.J.T.C., at 9:34 PM  

  • Maybe a feature film.. runaway bride.. no, that's already been done.

    By Blogger Jude, at 12:01 AM  

  • Good post!

    By Blogger Ron Schneider, at 1:14 AM  

  • I have wondered, every other week there is an Amber alert, and once a month there is a woman turns up missing. What about all the missing kids and people you see on milk carton and the fliers in the mail?

    By Blogger bschneider5, at 7:52 AM  

  • Hmmm let's see: war and famine in Sudan, hundreds of troops in Iraq, people trying to restore life in India after tsunami, civil war in many african countries, serious drug traffiking problem in Russia, gas prices skyrocketing, Mr. Bush's economic stimulation plan and environmental bill. Hell why would we want to talk about these? We can talk about a girl that got cold feet and left. You said it exactly right and yes Jude there was already a movie about it, so hello Media - let's talk about something important.

    By Blogger LocuTus of Borg, at 8:53 AM  

  • Here's an idea; stop bloody moaning about everything and enjoy life

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:27 AM  

  • idiot!

    By Blogger Jason Schneider, at 1:44 PM  

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