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That's Annoying (Video "News")
« on: December 12, 2013, 09:32:52 AM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 09:36:33 AM »
I'd rather watch a movie than read a book.  Fiction that is.

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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 09:58:22 AM »
I'm surprised when the public is interested in important "news" at all.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 09:59:25 AM »
I'm surprised when the public is interested in important "news" at all.

If they are being spoon-fed the mainstream stuff they probably aren't.

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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

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yes, I think so . . . .and it is sad, I think, as a video clip (or movie) cannot possible convery the nuance or amount of information reading can impart.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 10:41:59 AM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

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Yes. They are.

I'd much rather read a well written news article.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 10:43:38 AM »
the "news" is pretty much just entertainment anymore. Really important stuff doesn't sell, but a car crash or suicide jump is big news, specially if you have video.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 11:00:47 AM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

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"...becoming so illiterate..."?? That train left the station decades ago.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 03:03:44 PM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

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yes, I think so . . . .and it is sad, I think, as a video clip (or movie) cannot possible convery the nuance or amount of information reading can impart.

But it is more easily processed, digested and discarded because, Hey look! Another Kardashian ass shot!
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 03:53:25 PM »
I'm seeing more and more stories that are video clips and not written articles. Is the public becoming so illiterate that they'd rather watch the news than read about it?

Carl

Yes. They are.

I'd much rather read a well written news article.

Me too.
Generally, when I click on a news link and end up with a video, I click on the back arrow.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 09:16:45 PM »
Yep. That's why the rant. There was an interesting article and I clicked and video started popping up. Bah and I clicked back.

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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 11:07:06 PM »
the "news" is pretty much just entertainment anymore. Really important stuff doesn't sell, but a car crash or suicide jump is big news, specially if you have video.

You got the bubble-headed bleached-blonde, comes on at five. She can tell you 'bout the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye. It's interesting when people die.
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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 10:21:43 AM »
Hey look! Another Kardashian ass shot!

In all fairness, that particular piece of 'news' just doesn't translate to the written word in the same way... But i swear, I read it for the articles!

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Re: That's Annoying (Video "News")
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 10:32:43 AM »
the "news" is pretty much just entertainment anymore. Really important stuff doesn't sell, but a car crash or suicide jump is big news, specially if you have video.

You got the bubble-headed bleached-blonde, comes on at five. She can tell you 'bout the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye. It's interesting when people die.

nothing new apparently.. ;)
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