Why I Hate The News *

I don’t know about everyone else but this week has been a long one. With Sunday in the 70s and snow on Tuesday I just can’t really seem to get a handle on my life. Or the Weather. Or maybe my life. I don’t even know. . . . Anyhow: Confessions are long over-due (if that’s even possible in only a week’s time) and deviled eggs can’t come soon enough. #HelloSweetBabyJesusWeekend!

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So while I’ve been keeping a mental list of confessions in my head for the past 3 days, I couldn’t help but completely forget ALL of them upon waking up this morning. I don’t know if it was the lack of coffee or the absurd garbage that was strewn across my news feeds -but regardless- my thought process dwindled quickly. Not sure if it’s just here in Michigan or what, but this world is seriously getting more stupid by the second. I’m beginning to lose faith in all of humanity and would like to share just a few examples from today alone of why it is #IHateTheNews. . . .

1. This child. The people that wrote this story. And the people who considered it “newsworthy”. Selfies? This word should be omitted from all forms of broadcast anything. Never once was the word selfie included in any sentence, announcement or otherwise important tid-bit worthy of any public energy. While I must admit this kid got exactly what he was asking for ( I wish I could kick every human in the head at 45 MPH that thought a selfie was a decent way to include yourself in society), it’s still not something my local news station should be airing. Reddit? sure. Youtube, why not. Channel 4? Come the F on, you call yourself professionals. I expect that there is a lot more going on in my surrounding neighborhood then some dip shit with a smart phone and no depth perception.

Teen Trying To Take Selfie In Front Of Train Gets Kicked By Conductor

Teen was a ‘safe’ distance from train

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2. Oh wait, there isn’t anything better going on in my surrounding suburbs. Brought to you straight from Detroit, the most uneducated argument #Literally, that I have seen in the past decade when it comes to college admissions. The fact that our local Fox 2 reporters assumed that anyone holding a megaphone MUST be newsworthy is beyond insulting. Not only that, they run with the story and continue to let these uninformed individuals rant for the world to hear. Everyone in the next generation is now stupider (pun intended) for having listened to this.

Detroit Student Joins BAMN To Lead Protest Against U-M Admissions Office

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Did anyone think to look up the admissions process at the University of Michigan before running this garbage? How about the history behind the University’s admissions process. . . because I for one can remember the year that I was applying to colleges (we won’t say exactly when) that UofM had placed policies into effect in which diversity reigned supreme, and it still does. I mean it’s seriously listed publicly on their site for the world to see, I didn’t even have to dig. UofM is one of the most diverse universities in the state, and among the top in the country. Look it up.

Now you two half-wit children are pulling the race card? Listen, it’s well-known that if you don’t have a 3.85 or higher (more like a 4.0 – I know someone working in their admissions dept.) – which you didn’t- that UofM wont even look at you. Oh and by the way, your ACT scores were crap. I scored higher and I’m a complete idiot. I even scored better my second time around after an all night bender, preceding a home football game. #Truth. And sure, you were involved in some extra circulars but hey, so was I. Lots of them. I mean with parents today, who isn’t? I’m sure if the admissions process were based on this alone, I would have been accepted too. But I wasn’t, I didn’t dare apply. But please know that if I had (and obviously not gotten accepted), I wouldn’t have pulled the race card. . . and I don’t even get that bonus 20%!

Both of you women are clearly intelligent, well-rounded and persistent. I for one didn’t have a 3.65 or higher GPA in high school and I commend you for fighting the good fight. . . also known as not enjoying your youth. But in all seriousness, it would be a breath of fresh air to see you channel your talents in a more positive light moving forward. Yet here we are, watching our local news reward you with publicity on an uneducated complaint when you should be out changing the world. I’m all for supporting the Freedom of Speech or a good honest protest but this is why society is the way that it is. #IHateTheNews.

3. Why do I even try?

Prince William Told Kate She Looked Like a Banana

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No seriously, that’s the headline. Apparently Maggie Lange got her first shot at some white space over at New York Magazine and totally blew it. We really had nothing better to cover on this highly regarded couple that’s representing like, an entire country? #GuessNot. #IActuallyHaveNoIdeaWhatTheyDo. I’m guessing by Maggie’s archive that she’s probably not that well versed in needed “News”. This short story essentially is the biggest click waste in any one person’s lifetime, at least for me it was. #ProceedWithCaution.

So in conclusion, I would like to essentially confess that I am in no way ready to get home and turn on the 5 o’clock. With the way things are headed it’s difficult to imagine our planet surviving past 2020. While I can make no direct efforts to changing the way in which our country broadcasts intellectual information, I can at least make the decision to ignore it.

On that note, if it’s not being anchored by the Channel 4 News Team or the Atlantis Cable News Team. . . I don’t want anything to do with it. #IHateTheNews.

Have you ever had a day of just BAD news? What stories drive you crazy? Does anyone just LOVE The Newsroom Like I do, Maybe Anchor Man? #MyOnlyFormsOfNews. Please tell me I’m not alone out here.

If you have any last confessions before #SweetBabyJesusWeekend you best make sure to stop on over at Vodka And Soda for Kathy’s Weekly “Humpday Confessions” and link-up any post your heart desires with Liz From Fitness Blondie for her weekly Hump Day Blog Hop which I believe is being Co-Hosted By Kathy!

Cheers,

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10 thoughts on “Why I Hate The News *

  1. Hey Chelsea! Oh the news… where do I even begin? I honestly can go on and on but I wont. Everything about it is wrong. Wrong, wrong wrong. And i’m sorry. I am reeeaaalllly really over the Prince William and Kate thing. I was never really fascinated in the first place which means I was never really ”on it” to begin with. Moving on…

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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    • Lisa –

      I was never a Royal Family fan either. All those people that got up at like 4am to watch the wedding?!? #GetALife! Omg. It just never ends either! I will admit I dig Kate’s style but that’s about it. . . . and it’s hard to follow $20,000 outfits. I mean it’s not like I’ll be out shopping for her blouse tomorrow!

      Thanks for following 🙂

      XO

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  2. LMFAO! I cannot stand watching or reading the news because it makes my heart ache from all the stupidity going on in the world. And don’t worry, it’s not just in Michigan – it’s all over.

    Did you hear the story about the three men in Guam who were in possession of a rocket launcher? Apparently the rocket launcher was stolen from a military base. IN KOREA. Seriously. How the f*ck did someone get a rocket launcher out of Korea and bring it to Guam??

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    • OMG No I haven’t heard this story! It is bad that I secretly want to now?

      What are they doing with the launcher? Just shooting potatoes out of it? Do people in Guam own rockets to load it with??

      But seriously, I’m afraid for the world my daughter will grow up in!

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