Egypt, Lybia, pirates, gas prices, wars, union protests, snowstorms, town meetings, budgets, health-care fixes, Lindsay, Charlie, market rallies, market drops, Wikileaks, earth quakes, Grammy's, Oscars (partial list). It's all coming down gang. Are you impressed, or are you immune?
The news folks, or should I say, the entertainment folks, CNN, Fox, the rest, even the local gang, have gotten what they want; one huge bunch of stuff to cover.
I feel immune, and they might all disagree, but I feel the huge bunch of stuff they now have to cover, is all cancelling itself out. I hardly know which to watch, when, where, and what.
When there's only one big news story - a politician lying about smoking crack, or having an affair with someone or something or another type of situation, the news folks can get tight on it, and hammer it, and the story sticks out, it's easy to follow. But with all that's going on simultaneously, I believe we've tuned out. That's the feeling I get anyway.
The more title wavy the news stories come at us, the more the news folks have better be on their game in producing tantalizing, off -the-charts, stuff, otherwise, their ratings will suffer, with the exception of Fox, more than they all already are.
Peirs Morgan, the dude sitting in Larry King's CNN time slot, thinks he's a dangerous interviewer.
At least that's how he and his bosses promote him. I've been watching him and I'll say, I like Peirs. I like the whole British thing he's got going. I like the British thing in general. I like how they use cute words like "fancy" for liking someone, and "lift" for elevator, and, "pint" for a glass of beer. He's doing okay. But if I had a second with him, I'd give him some advise because, after watching his interview of Hugh Heffner, I think he needs a little bit of (another thing the British say "bit of") work, that is, if he wants his show to last beyond his original contract.
Turn here next week for my Peirs tutorial.
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at email@example.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his Web site at www.thelogger.com