Thursday, February 14, 2008

Silly TV

I heard a commercial on my radio this morning for the Ch. 20 News in which they were promoting a hard-hitting investigative story on who has better food, the Sangamon County jail or the city’s public schools. It even had sound effects of food being slopped onto a tray. Exciting!

Let me guess, those bad, bad people in the jail are getting better food than our children. Oh, the outrage!

I wonder where they got the idea for this. Probably from the back pages of the “Stupid Stories You Can Run During Sweeps” manual. I know I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to find out the results of this important investigation...if I'm not watching the much more serious The Daily Show on at the same time.

2 comments:

geek_guy said...

Prison life is grand, 3 square meals, a thin mattress on top of a slab of concrete slab, and plenty of "male bonding".

Anonymous said...

I bet if you searched around you could find this same story in at least a dozen other media markets. These kind of stories get passed around a lot.