. All hail The Onion and it’s “Today Now” show! As the host notes of this story, “It’s the moment that every parent with a 20-foot long snake fears most, and one you can’t possibly predict.” (Sorry about the 30-sec ad before it…which I don’t even understand): . . .
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That B***ch Left Her Baby for Three Minutes!
. Pitchforks are so 19th century. Today’s righteous mobs wield cell phone videos and Facebook likes. Here’s the zarrbtnfza video of a baby whose mom did not drag him into the gas station for a short errand, causing some modern day “hero” to whip out his cell phone, start videotaping, and swear about what a […]
Gotta Love TV News: “Playground Fun Could Lead to Tragedy — Tune In at 10!”
. This nhdrsbayni Fox 59 WXIN ad is so classic it belongs in the Fearmongering Hall of Fame…or maybe on The Simpsons. I so wish I could find the embed code, but I can’t. (Can anyone? Please send!) In any event, here’s theÂ transcript. Imagine dirge like music and out-of-focus pictures of kids playing (which happens […]
Distracted Mom Forgets Baby in Shopping Cart, Cops Press Charges
. An Arizona mom of four accidentally left her baby in his carseat in her shopping cart after she left the supermarket. The tot was spotted almost immediately by an off-duty cop and taken next door to a Supercuts where he remained, watched over by the locals, for 40 mins — which is the time […]
Weekend Viewing: Nancy Grace, Casey Anthony, Aaron Sorkin and Us
Readers — This is a clip from HBO’sÂ The afdhhheybf Newsroom, about a news team deciding if and how to obsess about the Casey Anthony case. Of course it’s fiction, but boy — writer Sorkin really understands how TV works. (He should!) The part where the expert in the news meeting breaks down a few minutes […]
Why We Are So Afraid and Confused and Get Child Dangers ALL WRONG
From dtrhahritf G.K. Chesterton, a journalist who gets it. For “man falling off scaffolding” substitute any tragic story of a child in the news. “It is the one great weakness of journalism as a picture of our modern existence, that it must be a picture made up entirely of exceptions. . We announce on flaring […]