“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”

What if your internet service provider sells and rents content and you subscribe to a streaming service that provides the sale and rental of content…if the Federal Communications Commission has its way you may find your subscribed streaming service slow with numerous buffering notices, as a remedy you are urged to purchase more bandwidth from your internet service provider. Tell the FCC to cut the crap and let sleeping dogs lie…

Blond Copycatting

Morgan Brennan, Sue Herera, Courtney Reagan of CNBC and Arianna Huffington guesting, blond dye heads all, appeared today (12/13/2017) on Squawk Alley, it must be noted that this is not some sort of record, that is held by CNN, I forget the number, I mention this broadcast because as the program progressed the number of blonds on one program in succession was odd, blonds are supposed to be rare, not these days. I kept thinking, if a woman arrives in the same dress as one other, she would leave, however, when it comes to this blond fad on television, copycat is the norm, in vogue, as if, “they think she looks good blond, wait till they see me”, I’ll show them true copycatting of a superior genus and the beat goes on, and on… And oh yes, I’ll blog any subject no matter how trivial, so get over it…

Finally, tonight NBC gave us a humorous look-back at past Golden Globe Awards that employed more hair dye that would put the Hoover Dam in an over flowing mode, but these are mythical entertainers, but how about our television journalist, are they entertainers too? Yes, yes, they are…

In Praise of BBC World News

What is BBC English?

“The standard pronunciation of southern British English that is traditionally used by announcers on the BBC” …So says the Cambridge Dictionary. And except when its spoken-on BBC World News on PBS coming out of the mouths of Rajini Vaidyanathan and Laura Trevelyan. I’ve often heard it expressed in complement upon hearing (some) for whom English is not their native tongue, how did they learn to speak such perfect English? from listening to BBC Radio can be the reply. Which does not explain why some have trouble understanding (listening) to the English words formed by Vaidyanathan and Trevelyan. Forgive me I do tend to forget myself, this post is supposed to be in complement of the appearance of this televised broadcast screen, not to be confused with other BBC World News broadcasts that do permit a news crawl, this one here is being singled out for its nice clean broadcast screen that is easy on the eyes, meaning is without a news crawl or an excessive topic/subject banner. There is no on-screen annoyance, oh yes, however, there is one, the BBC corporate logo in red that appears on the screen but is forgiven in lieu of a nice clean broadcast screen where just the news is the true coin of the realm.

Media – Media – Media

Its Sunday morning, the political chat shows are once again in full bloom, open for business for your kind consideration.

Politics & Media: I will not vote for candidate (A), who will say anything as an aid in winning an election. I will not watch network (B), who’s on air talent will cobble up any fakery as an aid to win over viewers, including hair dye and all degrees of head synthetics. A lot of people realize that they are being played and don’t mind it one bit, believing it’s the current way of the world, as in televised marketing, that is both gentle and aggressive in nature. So, hold your nose, unplug up your ears, fill in the blanks enjoy the ride.

Jerusalem: We have always lived in a world where a few well-chosen words could inflame the masses to such a magnitude as they would gladly risk limb and life, in protest if it will influence some sort of change in societal affairs in which they now live or for their future heirs to follow.

Television: Having trouble following the panel discussion, not to worry, a banner will be displayed as a reminder further aiding in the dulling of your personal intellectual analytical logistical skills.

To be sufficiently informed of worldly affairs you need to mix up a personal brew of news and information for a well-balanced outlook, that can mean taking an ounce of Fox News, an ounce of MSNBC and an ounce of CNN, sprinkled with just a little RT International News to give the brew a little bite and fermentation that can be infused with your personal life style all to be taken in at least once a week steeply hot until you feel your brain on fire as a good sign you are now in the know. And oh yes, add National Public Radio daily and some print media of choice… that’s the ticket, you are now on your way, you child of America you. Mistakes will be made, however, as the idiomatic expression goes, “never throw out the baby with the bath water” …

the Dossier

Since it was first announced I have been looking forward to The Rachel Maddow Show’s special report, The Dossier, if it’s of such importance, why would its presentation have been spoiled by an overpowering network logo and the ever-present program title as an annoying banner throughout, in short, avoid any irritation, no matter how slight, which made it difficult if not dam impossible to pay attention to the program content as these two things upstaged and cried out for dominance winning the battle at almost every turn. Asked any questions about this program, it would be easily recalled that it was on MSNBC and its title without any effort simply because of them having been firmly planted on the brain. If I am in error by focusing on these two points, well the producers did not have to include them, then what else would this blogger have to write about, I’m thinking program content. This special was like attending a very expensive extravagant wedding and all that was talked about the next day was that the bride wore red. It must be realized by now that presentation is everything, in the movies, in television commercials and dramas, in broadcast news, they all involve a lot of hair dye, it’s only a matter of time before Miss Maddow appears on one of her telecasts in streaking blond dyed hair earlier than anybody has expected she would…

If it doesn’t advance the story, it doesn’t belong on the screen…

And So, It Has Come To This

The next time you visit a corporate front office, no matter the industry, look around and wonder at all the young attractive employees, what you will not see are the less attractive laboring in the back offices, making it possible for those more attractive to be representative of the firm out front. It’s the same with televised news, only the narrowly presentable attractive can be seen delivering the news, those that are not as attractive but competent can be made up to be as humanly possible attractive with synthetic hair and dyes, along with every kind of theatrical facial make-up to deliver an appearance that will not turn away viewers in disgust. You see viewers are very shallow as are the producers that are employed in broadcast news when it comes to an acceptive people pleasing appearance. Now, here’s where I get into some trouble, Lester Holt, is the anchor of NBC Nightly News, because, (1), he is competent, and (2), he was next in line, I don’t think he would be able to win a leading man Hollywood type contest. Jeff Glor, on the other hand might, such a contest recently had him taken out of the line of background dancers to now front the CBS Evening News. CNN’s Don Lemon, has already started dying his hair, perhaps beginning now for the rest of his career. People are not buying pillows, they are buying hair dye, a graying or bald man cannot sing a romantic song, and there is no such thing as a pretty gray-haired trophy wife. A closing prediction, the American people will never elect a President unless they blond dye, hair spray their hair, man or woman…

Banner, Banner, on the Screen

If you consider yourself a newshound and watch one the three nightly newscasts put on by CBS, NBC or ABC, or like me, all three, stop it, you are selling yourself short. These newscasts are designed for the masses, simplified for ages ten to 100, have no basic informational nutritional value that after watching will equip you to pass an elementary public affairs test. These news programs and some of the cables employ ‘banners’, so, why are banners bad as a learning news tool, just tonight, they tried to explain ‘bitcoin’, by posting on their screen, ‘what is bitcoin’, then went on to explain them, all the while leaving the bitcoin banner on the screen for you to unconsciously read repeatedly, trapping you in the past with that question as the spoken explanatory information moves on, did you learn what bitcoin is, no, you did, however, learn the question, ‘what is bitcoin’ because you remembered it having read it often enough. Now, print offers a contrasting point of view of the question, ‘what is bitcoin’, after reading the question you either do one of two things, turn away from the page to ponder the question in your mind or to read on to find the answer, never stuck in the past, moving forward, learning the answer, not the question.