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CNN's top 10 news stories for 03:
1. War in Iraq
2. Loss of space shuttle Columbia
3. California gubernatorial recall
4. Terror war
5. Massive August 14 blackout
6. Spread and consequences of SARS
7. Gay civil rights issues
8. Celebrities and sex charges
9. Recovery of Elizabeth Smart
10. Deaths of Qusay and Uday Hussein
Since I don't much care what CNN thinks I might have over looked the missing "capture of Saddam" as merely a part of the "war in Iraq" except for the inclusion of Qusay and Uday.
My suspicious side says it's because the brothers went down fighting while poopdeck pappy threw his hands up and offered to negotiate (Sorry, Einstein, that offer has expired), and CNN doesn't want to offend Arab sensibilities.
Could they, having already including one recovery of a missing person, not wanted two on the same theme?
I know what you're thinking, but really they could have included Saddam without leaving out their white hot celebrity sex stories. All that was required was to combine terror war with war in Iraq, as it should be.
But then where would they put the "Khadaffy gives up nukes" story?
A sidebar story there clearly shows they knew of Saddam's capture in time to change the story. It details Times's choice of "The Soldier" as Person of the Year, and mentions the capture.Posted by Dan Searles at December 30, 2003 12:08 PM
Sloppily done story. They coud have updated to include December's news.Posted by SloppyJoe at December 30, 2003 12:54 PM
A recent news story said that Dominos Pizza drivers said that the day Saddam was captured was the biggest tipping night of teh year. That says something I suppose. Americans felt good about Saddam being captured.
News agencies don't like feel good news.
And what's this "deaths of Uday and Kusay crap? Like they died in a car wreck? Of cancer? They make it sound no different than the death of Johnny Cash or Mr Rodgers, who are on their list to vote for too.
Celebreties who died in '03
The Pizza story is here:
"And as an example of giving people what they want, the night Saddam Hussein was captured was the biggest tip night of the year. No. 2 was the night Madonna and Britney Spears kissed on the MTV Music Video awards."
I bet cigar sales rose when Saddam was caught, and I wonder if cigarette sales went up when Madonna kissed Britney?Posted by David Blalock at December 30, 2003 01:13 PM
How can they list the war on terror as seperate from The War on Iraq? Is this part of the Deanie meme 'Iraq has nothing to do with the War on terror'... How people believe that crap? Because it is on CNN?Posted by Bruce at December 30, 2003 01:56 PM
Hey! You are calling a believer by the name of a Jew! Nothing is humorously funny in this, you infidel!Posted by Achbar al-Mohamed at December 30, 2003 02:22 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(6) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)