16 December 2009

Today in Media Ridiculousness

From this morning's Good Morning America:

America Going Blind?
Too much texting and video games?

The story was about an observed increase in the prevalence of nearsightedness. So in addition to not recognizing that nearsightedness and blindness are two different things, GMA also went the extra mile and came up with one of the most ridiculous story headlines ever.


Mark said...

I'm shocked they didn't link it to hairy palms.

David said...

More BS journalism using the question mark technique to make any ridiculous claim whatsoever. The Daily Show laid this out in full comedic glory: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-13-2006/the-question-mark

WestEnder said...

^ epic