Local TV News: The Lady or the Tiger | Street Jazz

Friday, September 26, 2008

Local TV News: The Lady or the Tiger

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Well, the local television news stations should love the past week. Between national news feeds about the economy and Fayeteville’s Bikes, Blues and BBQ, they pretty much don’t have much to do on the local news.

God knows what terrible gnashing of teeth there might be if two major stories came in - for example, a disaster on the Fayetteville square, and yet another Duggarite entering the world.

Sort of brings up that old dilemma found in the classic story they had us read in high school, “The Lady and the Tiger.” Which door to choose?

Disaster on the Square?

The newest Duggar?

Decisions! Decisions!

Let’s hope we never have to see just what the choice would be . . .

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Sarah Palin: Well, maybe she was speaking in tongues . . .

Watching Sarah Palin in the Katie Couric interview, the thought occurred to me that just perhaps we are treating her just a bit unfairly. Maybe, just maybe, she wasn’t really speaking English at all, but was speaking in tongues. It is the only kind way to explain this exchange, after all.

Incidentally, the Internet is full of folks today who are defending Palin, throwing the word “elitist” around a lot. You know, as in knowing how to construct a coherent sentence is actually elitist, and is frowned upon by real Americans.

We’ll pick up at the part where Couric asks why  why Palin's Alaska experience “enhances your foreign policy credentials”:

Well, it certainly does because our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia –

Couric:  Have you ever been involved with any negotiations for example, with the Russians?

Palin: We have trade missions back and forth. We do -- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia -- as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state.

Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America????

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Quote of the Day

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination? - C.J. Jung, "Modern Man in Search of a Soul"


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