Morning Television

Morning news shows contain little news. I heard the word "infotainment" applied once and it makes sense. It's more of a whitewashed news as told by idiots. The one exception is CBS news, which covers actual news, but that ends at 9 a.m. and on comes a program that features the former musician Queen Latifa. I'm usually turning it off just as she comes on, but sometimes I'll overhear a few minutes of her celebrity guests fawning over her while pumping up my bike tires or struggling to get my rain pants on over my boots. It reminds me of one time when I was in Florida and watching the local news and reflecting that there must be a lot of poorly informed people in this small corner of the state. But I guess they were onto something since now the top national news shows all pretty much follow their nonsense format.

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