Friday, August 31, 2007

Just stay home next time

In some parts of the news-consuming world, the people we call "anchors" are known as "news readers." Makes sense, given that the job description consists of ... well, of reading some news. It's a laudable skill (wouldn't it be nice if we weren't always watching for those fabled eyebrows), but it's not, you know, the path to glory.

We in the U.S., on the other hand, are regularly treated to the sight and sound of news readers going overseas to bring us the Real Story. The evidence at hand is from Katie Couric. And what does she have to tell us about Baghdad?

"The city looks like a third world country."

Thanks, Katie!

Anyway, read the whole thing here. And Katie and the rest of you lot: Just stay home next time, OK?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good old Katie. Not only was this an idiotic statement on the face of it, it's also highly pejorative to people who live in the _developing_ countries of the world to be referred to as if they dwell on another planet. This is not to mention the tiny detail that the cold war is over, there has been no Soviet bloc and therefore no second world for nearly two decades now, and hence there cannot be a third world. Shame that august news organizations cannot see this.

10:04 AM, September 07, 2007  

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