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Greatest Non-Newsworthy Item Ever?

  1. Dec 8, 2005 #1

    loseyourname

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    Barbara Streisand Cancels LA Times Subscription

    Who in the hell cares?

    By the way, Scheer was one of the two or three most annoying partisan hacks the Times employed. Kudos to them for ridding themselves of him. Now if only they can fire their cartoonist, Michael Ramirez.
     
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    Hmm, that'd rank pretty high in my list.

    I can't come up with anything off the top of my head, but I'd just say: read any "Entertainment" magazines. All the stories about who's dating who, who's pregnant, is a lot of wasted space, IMHO.

    (Off-topic, but BTW: Shouldn't this be in Politics and WA? Just wondering)
     
  4. Dec 8, 2005 #3

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    Was it that slow of a news day?

    Good grief. Does anyone care about anything that Streisand does?

    I'm sorry but the importance placed on the things that brain dead celebrities do is beyond belief.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2005 #4
    does she still get the Tribune?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2005 #5

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    *falls over backwards*

    HOLY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!

    I need to tell all my friends!!!
     
  7. Dec 8, 2005 #6
    It does kinda disgust me when, online, I see an article about some celebrity as having a higher priority than an article about an election, tragedy, etc. I often find it hard to believe that anyone cares so much about celebrities, but then I see someone actually buying a tabloid (I think that's the name) at a store...
     
  8. Dec 8, 2005 #7
    What's screwed up is she actually thinks she is so important that the world needs to know what she's done. She cancelled her subscription and put out a news quote on it. Could you imagine being an editor and trying to decide which Babs item to run.

    Copyboy: Sir! she's sent another one! This just came over the Streisand Hotline. She called in to let us know she had wheat toast for breakfast. Oh my god, WHEAT!

    Editor: Dammit! STOP THE PRESSES! We need a correction. the English Muffin lead is crap! Who the hell confirmed the Engilsh Muffin? Brolin? NO MORE BROLIN LEADS! I won't tell you all again!

    Copyboy:wheat. I had wheat toast for breakfast too. wow. me and Babs...and wheat... toasted.

    Editor: We're running with the wheat! START THE PRESSES!

    Copyboy: SIR! THE BAB'S BOWEL MOVEMENT ALARM IS GOING OFF!

    Editor: STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2005 #8

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    Well wait, did she announce this or did the newspaper tell people? I would find it a little less (yet still incredibly) stupid if a rival newspaper or the Times decided to make it an issue then if she went out and announced it to the world on her own behalf.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2005 #9
    I would bet my next paycheck she called a press conference
     
  11. Dec 8, 2005 #10

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    She wrote a letter to the Times telling them she had cancelled her subscription, and also posted the letter on her website, which I'm not even about to look up.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2005 #11
    Reminds me of one of the former contestants in the apprrentice, who arranged a press conference because he bought a unit in the trump tower.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2005 #12
    reminds me of the thread smasherman started explaing his screen name, even though no one asked.
    I shouldn't say that. I'm the worst out of everyone when it comes to telling things about myself even if no one wants to hear it. I'm doubley bad because I also demand comments or I get mad.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2005 #13
    Hey, thanks for sharing that!
     
  15. Dec 9, 2005 #14
    you're learning
     
  16. Dec 9, 2005 #15
    Yeah I really don't give half a **** what Babs is reading over breakfast.


    I have been wondering though if Batboy still does the sunday crossword from the LA Times or if he's switched to the NY Times puzzle.
    hmmmm... I'll have to look up his blog.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2005 #16
    There have been less newsworthy newses. I.e., a convicted felon as a guest on CNN, to say that he had a negative opinion of the FBI director who brought him down. (G. Gordon Liddy, of course).
     
  18. Dec 10, 2005 #17

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    Nay, I still think some has-been celebritiy canceling her newspaper is as low as you can go.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2005 #18
    striessand a has been???!!?? NEVER! she's jewish! oh wait...
    hey speaking of jews the two most popular pop christmas songs were written by jews.
     
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