Thursday, February 08, 2007

Breaking News

I was at a tech convention today and wandered about with some old co-workers talking about the industry we work in and best practices and such, and then we came upon a booth that had video games, TVs, and pinball machines. - hey anything to keep the geeks in your booth! - On the TV was the CNN Situation Room with the BREAKING NEWS! ANNA NICOLE IS DEAD!

Ok someone please tell me how this is breaking news? And why is this story getting so much coverage?

Really, it can't be helping the family. It is purely fueled by our celebrity sensationalism, which is what she lived off of - well that and drugs, and an extremly painful life and somehow an outwordly plush lifestyle - why do I know this?

I stood there with my friend watching the news while being totally shocked at the fact that he even knew who she was, and that he knew her whole story, and that it was on CNN, AND the fact that we were both standing there watching and discussing it.

And now I'm shocked that I just took the time to write about it.

6 comments:

ML said...

Weird, huh? That's all they talked about yesterday on the news. Jeez!

beenzzz said...

They are still running Anna Nicole Smith stories on CNN and MSNBC. I guess they are going to run this story for as long as they can. They are now awaiting her autopsy reports....

Anonymous said...

playboy...model...sadly, this is news in America --next to "...it was a difficult decision to put Barbaro (the race horse) to sleep."

Ginger said...

I don't know where I was yesterday but I didn't even here about this until I read it on a blog.

J said...

Oh geez, I'm with you. I couldn't care less. Except for her baby girl, who is stuck with all of this and no mom.

Gina said...

It's called slow news day. Never mind about Iraq or Iran, let's show everyone Anna Nicole. It's fairly disheartening.