Reading Digest – 19 November 2012   Leave a comment

“Silly customer, you cannot hurt a Twinkie!” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

CNNlogo Their lead stories today are Obama visiting Myanmar and another ineffectual call for a Gaza ceasefire from an outsider.  And what, pray tell, is the third most important story?:

Bieber Graces American Music Awards with His Presence

For the record, the American Music Awards are third or fourth tier awards show, depending on whether or not you think the Grammies (which they were specifically created to compete with) are actual awards.  No, this is not news.  The only thing important here is that they get to use Bieber’s name as click bait. 

FNLogo Happy day, the 2012 War on Christmas has begun with a “Clash”:

War on Christmas - Battle of Santa Monica

This particular battle is occurring in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica, but no word on whether or not that means the war on Christmas is going well or not. 

FoxNationLogo This isn’t an official, all hands on deck Bias Alert, but it’s still pretty funny:

Can't Hurt a Twinkie

If you click through you’ll find out that the “Snobs” were laughing on one of those awful comedy shows NPR runs on the weekend.  In other words, a show built around jokes made a joke. 

DailyCallerLogo I like to giggle at Carlson’s House of Wingnut Welfare when they do things like run slideshows of women eating ice cream and talk about how manly they are for smoking cigars, but it should also be known that they routinely fail at real journalism as well.  Case in point, this morning’s lead story:

Welfare Bait(ing)

I’m not sure what’s funnier, that they think it constitutes news that a publically available government website describes how to use government services, or that it’s labeled “DC Exclusives”.  I guess I have to go with the exclusive thing, because while that term has become all but meaningless in our times, Tucker & Friends have managed to take it to absurd new lows. 

usatodaylogo I suppose there’s a place for product reviews in a newspaper.  That place probably shouldn’t be in the “News” section:

Breaking Story - Great Deals on These Fine Products

Posted November 19, 2012 by Charlie Sweatpants in Reading Digest, The Simpsons

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