Friday, October 20, 2006

The Trials And Tribulations Of Big Media

Which is a bigger story?

1. Mark Foley writing dirty messages to underage pages.

2. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again saying that Israel, along with it's allies, will be destroyed.

7 comments:

Za said...

And for a bonus question:
Which was more expected?

codekeyguy said...

It depends on who you speak with. People with common sense consider Ole' Mahmoooood as the bigger threat/story. People who suffer from moonbatism consider Foley and his missives as the destruction of the human race. Just a matter of perspective.

Jeff H said...

This is a trick question, right? 'Cause, everybody knows queer congressmen are big news...

Za said...

People expect Mahmoud to say that. He's only been doing it for years.

People don't expect the chairman of the board on missing and abused children to have cybersex with underage teens.

And since the "bigger story" is always defined by what's most shocking...

Indian Chris said...

Once again, Za, you're wrong. The bigger story is always defined by what's more important. And a man who will try to eliminate an entire country if give the opportunity is far more important than a congressman writing dirty letters to someone.

Za said...

I'm very sad to say Chris, that you're actually wrong. The "bigger story" is defined by the media, not you. And the media defines a "big story" by what will sell - how big the ratings are. They're a business after all.

Things that people expect to happen don't rate and don't sell. Thus they're not a big story.

This is why successful government policies don't rate either - the government's MEANT to get things right.

Za said...

By the by, I'd like to say that I really am sad to say that.

I honestly wish you were right about that Chris... but then the majority of the news would be taken up by the almost continual crises of Africa.

Plus you'd lose sports.