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I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Great Moments In Morning News

A friend of mine was scheduled to be on CNN's American Morning, so I had to watch it.

I have forgotten just how bad morning news shows are. To be honest, I find more substance in watching the Mike and Mike in the Morning radio show on ESPN News. How sad is that?

Here are some highlights:

- moments after Miles O'Brien telling us there are 16 missing American SEAL team members in Afghanistan, they told us that they cannot tell us how many people are missing due to operational issues.

- the next story after the missing SEAL team was featured, a story on Brooke Shields responding to Tom Cruise's comments on psychiatry began with "and the top story on our website is..." How is that the top story on CNN.com when we have possible dead American soldiers in Afghanistan?

- According to Bono, Live 8 is not about charity, it's about knowledge. OK, I know about it now, will you play "Beautiful Day"?

- Shortly before a story on Concerta and other Ritalin drugs, which deals with ADHD and has possible suicidial side effects (the story focused on the issue of labels, and should they mention suicide in the warning), O'Brien began the story by sayings "looks like we are all listening to Tom Cruise" (followed by a chuckle). Great move guys. Let's laugh at suicide and make sure to plug War of the Worlds while you're at it. (It's not even 8:30 yet...this show is going on for another hour and a half).

- There was a story of a woman who sold her forehead to Golden Palace Casino for $10,000. She'll have a permanent tattoo placed there. I hope the Casino doesn't go through a branding change anytime soon. It would be a waste of adspace.

- Around 9:30, O'Brien interviewed two women from Long Island that met each other in a hospital...twice. Thanks. I needed to know that.

Soledad O'Brien is easy on the eyes. What kind of name is Soledad though?

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