Here are a few random things on my mind at the moment.
01. Remember when I asked what you thought Anthony Wiener‘s chance of winning the New York City mayors race? I think most said they wouldn’t vote for him. So, guess what, Wiener is now leading the polls in the mayors race. Lol. I told you guys that New York politics is crazy. And not only is Wiener in the lead but the former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who had to resign after a prostitution scandal, is running for NYC comptroller.
02. I’m sure all of you have heard about the airplane crash out here over the weekend. Amazingly all but two people survived the crash. It’s going to be interesting to find out what caused the crash. Anyway, on Saturday when the crash happened I almost missed the news. That’s because when I turned the TV on a little after noon and saw the Breaking News graphic on the screen I ignored it and changed the channel only to see it again on another local channel. That’s when I listened to see what happened.
But, the local news stations use the Breaking News graphic so much that I’ve started to ignore it. That’s because when they say it’s breaking news it almost never is. When something happened hours ago, it’s no longer breaking news. But, obviously local news stations use the Breaking News graphics as a marketing tool rather than a true alert to breaking news.
And, sure enough on Sunday, 24 hours after the crash, they still had the Breaking News graphic on the screen.
03. One final thing about the airplane crash. Today on the news, both national and local, I’ve seen the reporters calling the flight attendants who helped the passengers off the plane “heroes“. So, I’m thinking that helping passengers in an emergency situation is what flight attendants are paid to do. That’s their real function on a plane. So, if you are paid to do a job and you do it, are you a hero? Are firefighters heroes every time the put out a blaze? Are paramedics heroes every time they save a life? All of these people, in my opinion, are to be admired and brave, but, are they really heroes?
What do you think?
Are you surprised Anthony Weiner is leading the NYC mayoral race?
Do your local TV news stations overuse “Breaking News” too?
Are people who get paid to help people in emergencies heroes?