Several of the 'Most Popular' news stories (ABC Australia Online)

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Several of the 'Most Popular' news stories (ABC Australia Online)

It's always refreshing to see what the masses regard as 'newsworthy'...

  • Sailors embroiled in sex game scandal
  • 'Hero' shot in groin in Sydney hold-up
  • Two women attacked me
  • Son auctions nude photos of mum online
  • Zoo evacuated after mass chimp break-out
  • Umpire killed by cricket ball
  • Cheeseball murder accused blames shoes
  • Star guest list unveiled for Jackson memorial

When people have too much time on their hands voyerism can cure boredom.

When feeling overloaded by day to day pressures of modern life escapism can be a welcome distraction.

When faced with the possibilty of an impending financial and social collapse?... so who's gonna be at the Jackson memorial?

 

 

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Re: Several of the 'Most Popular' news stories (ABC ...

you left out

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Is this really what the masses find newsworthy OR is it what the Jim Taylors* want the masses to find newsworthy? 

 

* For those that may not have seenthe 1939 film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,"  the news that was delivered to the people was deliberately controlled to avoid the critically important stories.

 

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Re: Several of the 'Most Popular' news stories (ABC ...
lacourre wrote:

Is this really what the masses find newsworthy OR is it what the Jim Taylors* want the masses to find newsworthy? 

 * For those that may not have seenthe 1939 film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,"  the news that was delivered to the people was deliberately controlled to avoid the critically important stories.

 

Well of course that's the real issue.

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