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  •  The only way forward is ridicule (9+ / 0-)

    I'm traveling at the moment and it gives one perspective how bad US television news is. CNN is brain-numbingly bad compared to BBC, Euronews, al-Jazirah, etc. CNN international has a little more news than the domestic version, but it still makes you just want to bang your head against something.

    It's yet another sign of US decline, and it doesn't need to be that way.  Nowhere is the infotainment decay more profoundly on display than on local morning shows across the US.  A performance artist embarrasses them (and himself) here:

    For those of you who can't watch video, this guy bills himself as a "yo-yo champion" and goes on various morning shows, where he procedes to wreck havoc.  Pretty funny.

    "Die Stimme der Vernuft ist leise." (The voice of reason is soft)

    by ivorybill on Fri May 21, 2010 at 07:37:26 PM PDT

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    •  That guy (1+ / 0-)
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      is my new hero!  Man that was funny!

      We need more like him, to expose the vapidity of what we call "news" in America.  This guy needs to team up with Sacha Baron Cohen.

      F***ing brilliant!

      Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

      by democracy inaction on Sat May 22, 2010 at 06:48:30 AM PDT

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