Why I’m not reading CNN.com anymore
Wall to wall coverage of Michael Jackson’s death has been replaced by OMG Teh Fatz0rz.
I have seen 5 unique headlines today about weight loss issues on the top of the front page:
Fewer Calories = Longer lives (in monkeys btw)
This article talks about a woman whose brother died of “Obesity related issues” but it doesn’t specify what those issues are. Now I have nothing against encouraging a healthy diet and and Nutrition, especially for kids who might have trouble gaining access to information or facilities to help them do that on their own. But the Fat = Imminent Doom tone of the article really REALLY bothers me.
There was also another article I can’t find now about how everyone in the South is fat.
No articles on the Iran protest, no articles on Matt Taibbi’s amazing Rolling Stone article on Goldman Sachs (warning, angry making, see also his response to his critics.) And nothing yet about the recent release of informationa bout the expanded survelliance program implemented during the Bush Administration.
CNN.com does not report news that I care about. Thank goodness for Google Reader.
Part of me is also considering breaking down and joining Twitter. I can feel my self respect leaking away.