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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 09:57 AM
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Its Fucking Pathetic That Every Single Network is Carrying Tiger Woods' Statement
Edited on Fri Feb-19-10 09:58 AM by MadBadger
Absolutely pathetic. I'm fine with ESPN covering it, and maybe a few cable networks. But blanket live coverage on ABC, NBC, CBS? So many important things these stooges ignore, but they go all out for Tiger Woods and his oversized sex drive? Bullshit.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 09:58 AM
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1. What's pathetic is that people watch. (nt)
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:00 AM
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3. Its not pathetic that people Watch. It absolutely should be on ESPN
I'm a sports fan and Id like to hear what he says.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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11. I was of course referring to the networks which you were referring to...
as being 'fucking pathetic' for carrying it.

Thought that would be clear, mea culpa.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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+1
What's to say? What's to hear?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 09:58 AM
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2. You've GOT to be kidding! I fear you are not. nt
Edited on Fri Feb-19-10 10:03 AM by Captain Hilts
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:01 AM
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4. Do your best to boycott it.
Even the golf writers are boycotting his coming out party.
What a crass, selfish twit this guy is.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:01 AM
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5. Especially since he's already announced he wasn't taking any questions
That alone should have been cause for the press to say, "fax us a release."

x(
rocktivity
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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6. a lot of local radio is on it, too...even some music stations
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heli Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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7. Joe Stack, move over
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:07 AM
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21. Exactly.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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8. surely there is some channel you can switch to so you do not have to watch
Just checked CSPAN - They are not covering Tiger.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:04 AM
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14. Oh no, I'm watching on ESPN. I just think that the blanket coverage is ridiculous
Kind of like when they all followed Paris Hilton to jail via helicopter
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:20 AM
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41. I counted 16 or 17 stations on Dish Network
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:09 AM
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56. I'm watching re-runs of CSI on Spike
They happen to be showing a season I missed so it is all new to me. Since I have not watched CSI in prime time for years, the all day, every day re-runs let me catch up when there is no news coverage worth watching. Which is almost every day.

If the news people would give half the coverage to real stories, such as torture, the banks, health care, etc, as they have given to Tiger and other athletes mis-deeds, Americans would be so much better informed.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:28 AM
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59. 24-hour news coverage probably allows adequate coverage of everything you suggest - and then some
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:14 PM
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60. It should but reporters are lazy. They do not want to have to actually research
Our local DEC had a panel of Florida political reporters one time. The most senior said essentially the same thing - reporters are lazy. He said if we wanted stories covered, we - the DEC or the public - needed to put it together for them and give them the sources, the background, the facts and details. In other words, do their jobs for them.

And the Republicans and corporations do this - we might complain about news organizations parroting talking points, but this is WHY they do it. The reporters are lazy. Plus, few reporters have every had the budget either in time or money to really do the research needed for serious complicated stories. Add in the resistance to unpopular political views and we get what we have now - superficial coverage of the issues that most affect our country and our citizens.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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9. Who? Never heard of him.
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Randall Flagg Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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10. Thank you. I was beginning to think I was the only one here who didn't give a shit about
Tiger's personal life.

For that matter, I don't care that much for watching golf either.

Now if they could cross golf with football and hockey.... THAT would be a sport that would be fun to watch.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:16 AM
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37. But...
Isn't hockey sort of a cross between golf and football, only on skates? Funny thing for me is that I love hockey, but can't stand golf, and don't care much for football, either.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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12. Nope - this is great. This is a perfect slice 2010 Americana.
Breaking into every network for the Tiger Woods statement.

I love it!!!!
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:10 AM
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26. Not just Americana
Was watching olympics coverage on CTV here in Canada and suddenly Tiger is on. WTF?
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:19 AM
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38. HAHAHA That's great!!!! I mean...sorry you missed the Olympics...
but it's great that the media is falling all over themselves for this. I'm quite sure this will be remembered as one of the downward turning points of our civilization :)
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:02 AM
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13. I'm not watching
I couldn't care less what that overinflated ego has to say.

I have the Travel Channel on. Samantha Brown rocks!
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:04 AM
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15. to not care about Tiger and his statement makes perfect sense
to care that others might watch . . . not so much.
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:19 AM
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39. I'm not sure it's caring about others watching...
maybe more like caring about others have no choice? :shrug:
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:05 AM
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16. On the BBC's front news page

http://news.bbc.co.uk /

It's worldwide!!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:06 AM
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17. Right and then the end of it but,
this shit will run all day long. WHO GIVES A SHIT??? :mad:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:06 AM
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18. Compared to what they usually show this time of day, at least it's news
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:06 AM
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19. Too Little, Too Late...
He should have come out this way in the first days of his scandal...now the impressions are set, the sides are drawn.

This is all about Tiger being able to go back to playing golf and salvaging whatever commercial value he has to himself and the PGA. While millions won't forgive him and many others won't care...for the golf world his absence is a big revenue loser and this is an attempt to turn the corner and open the door to his return in the Fall.

This thing looks like a candidate, not a human...and I really don't care. But its today's bright shiny toy...
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:08 AM
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22. He had to get his teeth fixed first...lol.(n/t)
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:06 AM
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20. My boss said something this morning...
...that jumped him up a couple spots on my respect meter.

"A guy flies a plane into a government building, but all anyone wants to know is 'When is Tiger coming back?'"
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Randypiper Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:08 AM
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23. The only apology I want to hear
is from ABC, CBS and NBC for for making this a special report. They can't be embarrassed.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:09 AM
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24. Bloomberg is because of the financial contracts it concerns /nt
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:09 AM
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25. It's a morality lesson, the media love this
It validates their finger-wagging.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:10 AM
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27. Broadcasters must be soooo relieved!
Yesterday morning they actually had to dredge up stories about Drew Peterson in order to avoid covering anything substantive.

Journalism, my ass.

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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:10 AM
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28. Celebrities and Politicians APOLOGIZE so often, we can make THIS a National Holiday?
I'm sorry (that I got caught) for __________________ DAY! :crazy:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:11 AM
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29. I find the idea of people watching TV at this time of day far more pathetic
I have to shower up and go to work now.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:12 AM
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30. Yea, Fuck those stay at home moms!
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:13 AM
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31. Staying at home to watch TV is not a good reason to stay at home
Make some cookies or something!
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:13 AM
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32. I was enjoying the Today show and their coverage of the Olympic athletes,
the interview with gold medalist Evan Lysacek and his family and all that. Now if I have the TV on I'm forced to endure blathering from Tiger Woods instead.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:14 AM
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33. How many celebrity gossip rags at your supermarket vs how many news?
The media offers up what the audience wants.
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:15 AM
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34. Sadder still that there are already at least 15 new Tiger threads on DU since 11am.....
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:15 AM
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35. cripes... even Stephanie Miller is playing this pitiful crap.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:16 AM
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36. He's not actually saying much -- he should have just posted his manifesto on his web site.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:20 AM
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40. This is part of his 12-step program, making amends. .....n/t
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:25 AM
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42. And it's not as if his 'oversized sex drive' was really terribly extraordinary.
He acknowledges what, a dozen paramours? With his access, his wealth, and his looks that's all he did? Any 2nd rank, openening act rock star can claim better than that.

Wilt Chamberlain (I think it was) claimed 20,000.

What makes this so important?
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:28 AM
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43. One can only imagine what people would think if a female celebrity owned up to similar deeds. nt
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:33 AM
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47. Whore
Edited on Fri Feb-19-10 10:34 AM by MadBadger
And I can bet some people would even say it too, publicly
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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:28 AM
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44. I agree. I don't understand the fascination.
I don't care about golf, and I don't care about who Tiger Woods is fucking. Why does this get such massive airplay?
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:28 AM
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45. ..And, there are now 'experts' on TV analyzing his statement.. What bullshit. n/t
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:29 AM
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46. tiger woods is big business and therefore newsworthy
that certainly says something about how our culture is overly driven by hyped personalities and images, but it is what it is.

tiger had been a huge figure in the advertising world and how he handles this "scandal" has a major impact on his brand and therefore on his value in the advertising world.

this in turn has a big impact on businesses who have tied their fortunes to his image.


i would therefore put this sort of tawdry tripe in a different category than, say, michael jackson stories back when he was alive.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:59 AM
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52. I just had a idea what he could now sponsor now but I erased it,
No need to get yelled at, it has been a good day and nothing has gone wrong so far today. I don't want the day to go downhill.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:03 AM
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54. it's tiger who took things downhill....
and i think i know the product line you're thinking of

:evilgrin:
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:44 AM
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48. Hey, they have to focus on what is IMPORTANT
(do I really need to put a :sarcasm: tag here? I think I do)

Really, our Empire is clinically insane. It has been driven to it for a very specific reason - to replicate conditions necessary for great wealth concentration and what the Aristocracy is going to need to do to the other 99% of us once the shit starts hitting the fan.

These are the Good Old Days, make no mistake about it.
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Kokonoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:52 AM
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49. Tiger hand picked who is covering his statement.
Its not the networks fault if they were chosen.
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yodoobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:53 AM
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50. Its news
And something people are very interested in.

IMO, its not pathetic that the news is carrying it. They are just serving what the public wants.


What is pathetic is that the public craves this sort of thing.

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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:57 AM
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51. That's why I'm not even going to watch tv today, except for pre-recorded Olympics.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:02 AM
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53. I am listening to his bullshit now....
...who the fuck cares!

:eyes:
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:05 AM
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55. This is not a story - It's a train wreck
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:10 AM
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57. There's no need whatsoever for nonstop coverage. This is ridiculous.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:21 AM
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58. Tiger who?
Oh Yeah, that black guy who is an incredible golfer?
I couldn't care less what he does in his Off Time.
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:shrug:
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12AngryMen Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:16 PM
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61. All spectacle all the time
Not a day goes by here in the US when there is some pointless spectacle being produced by the noise machine. Keeps our minds off the oppression of our everyday lives.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:17 PM
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62. of course..they need to bury yesterday's domestic terrorism story.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:18 PM
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63. Oh damn! You mean I slept through it? DAMN DAMN DAMN!
Thanks for the warning though, now I know to limit my TV viewing for the rest of the day to DVR stuff.

I love living on the west coast...
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:19 PM
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64. Did he interrupt your soaps?
LOL.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 12:45 PM
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65. He doesn't have an oversized sex issue.. he has an oversized ego and women throwing themselves
at him.. I went to college in a "golfing" location.. Those guys throw around money.. they spend their time between bars/ clubs and strip joints. I was a hostess at a hotel and was offered $1000.00 to come up and strip for a group of drunk, rich obnoxious golfers... I figured the pros are just as bad as those on their golf vacations.. AND from what my friend who was married to a semi-pro said... they all do it.. and she, herself divorced because of her cheating asshole hubby.
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 02:20 AM
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66. Not bullshit. People are interested in it=they show it.
We can't force people to watch stuff just because we THINK they should be interested.
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