Saturday, November 01, 2014

Memo to ABC and BBC

I read. I read a lot. I read a lot of electric newspapers quickly, but perhaps without much retention. But I am heartily sick of hearing of about problems in Middle East, problems in Africa, Ebola, the sweat shops of the sub continent, the lack of human rights in so many countries and refugees. I don't like humans, or animals for that matter, to suffer or not have a good life, but my care genes are all used up. So please ABC/BBC, lay off the ad nauseum wall to wall coverage of the worst areas, the Middle East and Africa. I am over it and I just don't care anymore.

And to pre-empt you public broadcasters, Australia does not need a huge coverage of American elections. Salient summaries will be adequate, thanks, and not blow by blow descriptions.

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  1. Andrew, you are right too much information about US elections at my place,too.

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    1. Gosia, while what happens in the Us affects us all, we don't need so much detail.

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  2. Sadly doom and gloom, not to mention shock and horror, sell. There was a good news paper started up at one time, which promised only to publish stories which made people smile and focussed on the good in the world. It folded. Quickly.

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    1. EC, I remember hearing about the good news paper. Nice pun!

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  3. It is sad but true what Elephant's Child says but i am sick of doom and gloom stories. Stabbings, shootings, road rage, terrorist scare mongering but I guess there is always the off button to press.

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    1. Diane, I am using the off button somewhat more these days.

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  4. As has already been noted news today seems to mainly mean bad news rather than good news.

    It is an irony that with the improvements in technology we now have access to more information than we necessarily want. One thing that irritates me is how television networks fill in hours of 'dead space' with repetitive chatter whilst waiting for the next expected 'breaking news' to occur.

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    1. Victor, known as information overload. You are speaking of ABC News 24?

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    2. I think all the news outlets are offenders.

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  5. I disagree... I want to know _everything_ about the rest of the world. I listen to ABC News Radio every morning from 8-9 AM and every evening from 5-6PM.

    What irritates me is the financial information that is the last part of every news broadcast. I don't give a stuff about stock markets, annual reports, the value of aluminium etc etc. If people want to follow the stock markets, let them listen to a specialist financial programme that has nothing to do with the news. Or let them follow their shares on line.

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    1. Hels, the financial information is absurd. The average person does not need to know all this and I think people get stressed by it at times, when there is no need.

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  6. Yep, I'm so over the doom and gloom overload. Can't wait to go away and not have to read the news.

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    1. Fen, in England from the BBC, you can learn more that you ever want to know about its ex African colonies. So tedious. The crap reality home buying and selling shows are mesmerising at times.

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