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A bit late but I don't care I'm still gonna complain.

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:25 AM
So I got home early from school yesterday due to a snow "storm", if you could call it that. I get home, turn on the TV, it was on a news station, and as it was turning on, in the first few milliseconds my eyes spot in a big red banner "BREAKING NEWS!" my heart is racing at this point, I think "HOLY CRAP MAYBE TERRORISTS 9/11 WAR NUCLEAR BOMBS ALIENS FREEMASONS OMG SOMETHING INTERESTING!" but no I see "Baseball Steroids Abuse".

Never mind the fact that ANYTHING to do with sports (A LEISURELY ACTIVITY MIGHT I REMIND YOU) should not be considered breaking news on ANY news station other than perhaps one entirely devoted to sports (in my personal opinion no basic news station should even have a sports segment).

But, is this even news?! Apparently baseball players using steroids is a new discovery?! I THOUGHT THIS WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE!



posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:51 AM
Just out of curiosity, the channel wasn't espn was it?

That was a big blow to the baseball world, too.
It is common knowledge that some folks use roids, but this is the first time that any major names have come out to. Just saying.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:55 AM

Originally posted by jtb2008
Just out of curiosity, the channel wasn't espn was it?

No idea, don't remember.

Stop trying to destroy my ego trip, my ego knows no bounds.

My ego Noz™ no Bowndz™

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:58 AM
Are you telling me that someone playing a game used an illegal substance ???
I'm shocked, shocked I tell ya.

If this is allowed to continue the bodybuilders and weightlifters might catch on and start using these "performance enhancing" drugs and then we won't know what is real anymore.

Definitely a "BREAKING NEWS" story.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 02:10 AM
Main stream media has degenerated into Orwell's Prolefeed

"Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator."

Turn that crap off. Light's out, guerrilla radio.

[edit on 14-12-2007 by Beachcoma]

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 02:55 AM
I for one was kind of relived when it was just a story about steroid use. AT least there were no terrorist attacks where people could have died. But you're right, I was hoping for some thing a little bit more my self, like "UFO crash reported in such and such area", but I don't think some thing like that would be reported.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 04:39 AM
How about "breaking News" that is a day or two old??? Happens all the time. Or you tune to the same station and they have the couldnt care less "breaking News" and every five minutes after that they continue with the same "Breaking News", then another show comes on and its also Breaking??????

They used to get my attention before, not any more.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 08:41 AM
I would only hope that you feel the disgust when we're forced to endure weeks of Spears/Lohan/Hilton etc., and their daily updates on rehab. As a sports fan, I'm a little biased here.. but I felt a little relief knowing that I didn't have to hear about how Lindsay Lohan is trying to quit smoking, and Britney Spears is on the market for a "party house".


posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 11:26 AM
I hate the fact they do reports on celebrities too, to be honest.

Especially Hilton...son of a...what did she do that makes her famous?! NOTHING! SHES JUST SOME FILTHY SLUT!

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by Kacen

Aww, they must have forgotten that the world revolves around Kacen and that they can only show stories that interest you.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:45 PM
reply to post by Kacen

the only time i will ever agree with you
who takes a fudge about hilton, shes a waste of space and there are more intresting things in the world then a spoilt bitch

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 04:43 PM

Originally posted by Kacen
I hate the fact they do reports on celebrities too, to be honest.

Especially Hilton...son of a...what did she do that makes her famous?! NOTHING! SHES JUST SOME FILTHY SLUT!

Well obviously that's the question on everyone's minds. But she's famous because she is a real-life freakshow and people love to hate her, just like Britney Spears. I mean, the talent either of them has can be outstripped by a lot of the kids at my highschool (or even junior high), but hey, they're entertaining and the media makes great money off of them.

Want a breaking story? Go on ATS.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:28 AM

Today, there will be weather. Forecasters predict that this weather will lead to...

weathery conditions!!!

We interviewed a scientist to discuss his theories on this phenomenon.

Scientist: Thanks for having me, reporter.
Reporter: No problem. So what's your take on this whole "weather" thing?
Scientist: Well reporter, it's like this. Sometimes, there's certain kinds of weather. Other times, there are other kinds of weather. My research leads me to believe that this could only lead to one thing: Weather. Tomorrow. Lots and lots... of... weather.
Reporter: Fascinating. And how does this relate to findings indicating steroid use in baseball?
Scientist: I'm glad you asked this question because it's not a link that many people will make on their own. But you see, sports - baseball especially - are often played outside... in... weather!!

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:36 AM
Yeah, they carry their "breaking news" too far a lot. "Breaking News" should be reserved for just that. Something extremely important and could effect a number of people.

Not someone just slept with someone or this someone just filed for divorce or this player was caught using steroids.

The news needs to grow up again. Take on the way they were well over 30 years ago. Professional and Facts only. News that cover the world and our country not stupid stuff. Stupid stuff like drinking coffee in front of the viewers, sharing with the audience what you did last night, telling personal jokes, etc… Cause I don’t think we really care.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:53 AM
You know the roids abuse case has gotten so much attention lately that it makes me think that perhaps it should be mandatory for our athletes to take and use steroids. I think it would be a hoot to watch people with the ability to throw a 400 MPH fastball or hit a ball with enough force to send it into low orbit.

How about golf? Cmon Tiger Woods on steroids? No problem with that one shot to the green par 5 try.

Course the roid rage might be fun to watch during a hokey game.

Announcer 1: Wow Phil I have never seen the entire ice turn red with blood before.

Announcer 2: who'd a thunk it bob? The Zamboni is going to have a tough one clearing that mess up.

Breaking news? Nope, just a
MSM finally caught on to this?

[edit on 3/27/2008 by whatukno]

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 02:57 AM
You know, that's not a bad idea. I propose...

'Roid Rugby.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 05:58 AM
and you are expecting real news from the tv? ha. Wake up, it's 2008. TV News = tabloids.

posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:27 PM
I've changed my mind about the Rugby.

I think we should stick to baseball with steroids. Keep the steroids in baseball.

We change one other rule about baseball, too...

Everyone gets to hold a bat. :-)

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