Saturday, February 17, 2007

Anna Nicole, Britney Spears, and Kooodz

The U.S. media out-does itself on a daily basis. CNN's Newsroom program, which is broadcasting as I write, prompted me to send them the following letter:

As if CNN's excessive focus on Anna Nicole Smith was not enough, now you are covering Britney Spears' shaved head?

The funniest part of this embarrassing focus on celebrities on a "news" show is the way that CNN tries to disavow its involvement in making these stories "newsworthy". Your anchors' banter about there being "lots of celebrity news" is hilarious, as though CNN has no role in making events such as a haircut a "developing story".

By the way, please let your anchors know that Quds is not pronounced Koooodz. As for the content of your coverage of the Quds Forces, I will save my comments for a later time, as I am sure there will be many opportunities in the near future to speak to your superficial and ill-informed Iran stories.

Anna Nicole, Britney Spears, and the Koooooooodz Forces, U.S. journalism at its finest!