Monday, June 4, 2012

Will CNN Start Reporting On Bat Boy?

The Weekly World News would have loved these CNN headlines and tweets from the past few days.

"'Zombie apocalypse' trending as bad news spreads quickly"

"Finding Amelia Earhart: New clues revealed"

"Security Video shows entire Miami 'zombie' attack"

"Police in Germany arrest Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering man, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports"

"Web of doubt surrounds India spider attack"

"Study: Bed bug 'bombs' don't work"

I had forgotten how much fun it used to be to wait in line at the grocery store checkout.

1 comment:

Barry Smith said...

Yes the grocery checkout- I remember one from the 80s. It was a drawing of a stovepipe cactus with human eyes standing in a gas station. The headline read ' Geneticists on the cusp of a breakthrough soon cacti will be pumping our gas".
I would like to think that it was all just an attempt to use humor to increase viewership. It is not just the news though if you run through your cable selections it seems as if the majority of shows on TV are either about UFOs, vampires,ghosts or a conspiricy theory about this or that.