The “Not” Morning News Programs

Am I the only one that is noticing the folks on the morning news programs never shut up? There is no conversation, just noise. They talk fast and often, piling noise on top of noise, and usually they do gang pile ups of noise, just ceaseless noise. Sometimes I think it is not humanly possible to start a new sentence before they have finished their last sentence, but they do. The conversations are like a multi-car pile-up on the interstate.

We hear about noise pollution, well, look no further than the morning news programs. The word “news” is a misnomer – there is very little news that is useful provided. And I am going to stick my neck out here, but I don’t care, the women are the worst offenders in this race to provide noise pollution. I am sorry, but this is true. I wonder if they ever listen to themselves on tape after and see what a mess they make of a news program – it is just noise. They all want to get their comments in, worthwhile or not, but damn, they are going to make noise with their voices.

The networks have added hours to their morning slots and the deeper you go into their occupation of the morning the worse the noise gets. There is no meaningful talk, just noise.

I think I might be better served if I just go out in the morning and stick my head in the chicken coop – about the same difference, but I do get eggs out of the chicken coop.

Published by Ed Pirie

I am a Vermonter, been one all my life. That just about tells you all you need to know. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. There is a lot in the world I do not understand. My writing is my attempt to wrap my head around much that is swirling around me. Some time ago gasoline pumps changed to the way they look now. I had stopped to fill my Jeep and I could not get the gas to pump to save my life. I went inside and complained to the attendant. She knew me and said, "Ed, the whole world is changing and if you don't figure out the changes you are going to fall off the earth as it spins around." Well, I am not always successful figuring out the changes, but my writing is my way of working through some of them. I hope you enjoy.

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