Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Horrible CNN article

Admittedly, it's been a little while since I've posted or read any blogs. I'm working hard on a couple different projects and still trying to figure things out, still trying to make a practical effort out of the saying "You can have anything you want in life, you just can't have everything."

Well, the problem with that is I do want a lot. Now, I'm not talking materialistic items. Sure, a new car would be nice, but I mean doing stuff. I want to play soccer. I want to coach water polo. I want to attend my writing group. I want to play water polo. I want to... The list goes on.

The problem is there is not nearly enough time to do it all. I have to pick and choose. I've already decided that playing water polo (the most recent activity I had picked up...) is not going to be an option for me. I'd love to continue playing, but it just isn't going to happen.

Likewise, I'm trying to balance my writing time and blogging has been pushed to the side a little bit. The difference, though, is that I'm not going to jetison my blogs. Instead, I'm going to look at my time management and figure it out so I can be more productive...

ANYHOW, this isn't even why I'm posting right now. I just read one of the worst articles on CNN.com. The article itself doesn't start out as horrible, but it turns into something that is simply putrid journalism (and I use that word loosely in this case). The"article" wouldn't be terrible as someone's personal blog post (I mean, I've blogged about such frivolous things as "how sliced bread is still the measure of greatness in inventions"...). But it's on a "reputable" news site. My question is: how???

I want an apology from CNN for even publishing such crap.

The link is found here. Check it out and let me know if I'm crazy for expecting more from a legitimate news source like CNN.

NOTE: I rushed through this one and my spell check feature isn't working. I have to get to some other things real quick, so I'm not going to edit it. I apologize for that and will try harder next time!! Or your money back...


  1. I remember a news story about Freegans a few years back...I shudder to think about it, but I knew several in college and they weren't ashamed. As for it being a crap article, you have to admit, blogs have had an effect on society and our way of communicating. And it is on the CNN Living page not the world report or anything.

  2. You know, I didn't realize it was on the "Living" page. It was a link from my iGoogle page and I thought it was going to be something completely different from what it turned out to be.

    Even so, I do expect a higher standard from (what should be) a reputable news organization.

    With regard to the actual Freegans, I read a legitimate article on them a couple months back. Whereas I do admire their conviction, that is a lifestyle I don't know if I could embrace. Well, and I'm sure my wife would have something to say about it!

  3. nothing and i do mean nothing surprises me


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