Why does TV news interview kids?

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For God's sake, they know nothing and any opinion they have is worthless to me.

Now theres a conundrum. If I don't believe in God, why the hell do I capitalise His name? Actually, come to think of it, God is a funny name for someone. Although I'm guessing God wouldn't have got the same following if his name was Gavin. Or Gus!

Here's another thing with TV news. How come every time they are doing the voice over bit before they interview some CEO, they film him handing documents to the chick at reception? And if they don't make him do that, they film him reading some documents at their desk. That really bothers me as it shows they only have a single idea. they can't come up with something different every time, or at least every now and then.

While I'm bitching about the media, here is something related. Every single jingle (good huh?) on Classic Hits 97.4 sounds exactly the same. They have the same women singing them, the tunes are the same and they all suck. Commercial radio is inane enough, without having the ads all sounding the same. Thats reason number 2 that I don't listen to commercial radio.

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Posted: Wednesday, 15 June, 2005 19:20

Captured: 2005:06:11 07:34:00

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  • now there is a thought. You could write radio jingles in your spare time and make heaps of money
    ma - Wednesday, 15 June, 2005 23:21
  • answers to your questions: 1. tugs at heart strings/human interest. the same reason saatchi has put kids in those stupid telecom ads - now all of a sudden, people like telecom again. 2. you capitalise God the way people capitalise Mum, Dad etc. it's correct. also: if someone didn't believe in you, you'd be pissed to find out it's through them not capitalising your name. 3. it's symbolic - a visual landmark for people to know that he is "important".
    manda - Thursday, 16 June, 2005 10:39
  • dammit, it took out the line breaks. also, i didn't comment on the photo at all - it's a very nice photo but the text didn't match it at all.
    manda - Thursday, 16 June, 2005 10:40
  • Yes, I have to fix that line break thing... Where is it written that the text has to match the photo? Sometimes I have a photo, and sometimes I have something to say, and somethimes they match up, but mostly not.
    Dave - Thursday, 16 June, 2005 13:32
  • it thanks me in the confirmation message for taking the time to comment on a photo. it's very polite and wonderful but just slightly incorrect.
    manda - Thursday, 16 June, 2005 17:43
  • A ha! Well spotted. I've fixed that now!
    Dave - Thursday, 16 June, 2005 19:26
    Michele Nash - Friday, 17 June, 2005 12:05
  • seriously......just use God at the beginning of a sentence and then you will be gramatically correct and it will not be quite so offensive for you. Thanks for the e-mail advice!
    Michele - Friday, 17 June, 2005 12:09
  • Michelle, a brilliant idea. It's not offensive to me though. I'm quite happy for everyone else to be happy with their beliefs.
    Dave - Friday, 17 June, 2005 12:11

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