Current Event Wednesday. Scratching head.

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Okay. So I’ve been looking over today’s headlines to find something to post about and I got stuck. I got stuck because this article is one of the top U.S. headlines on CNN.com at the moment:

Tired of slights, embarrassment, man sheds 87 pounds
Tim Welch was never the kind of guy who worried about his weight.
In fact, the 37-year-old accounts manager from Seattle, Washington, ate a fairly balanced diet and loved participating in sports while growing up.

“I was thin and fit my whole life,” Welch remembers. “I was always active in sports such as running cross-country in high school and swimming on the swim team in college.”

Things started to change in 1995 after he graduated from college. Welch got a job, moved out of his parents’ house and began indulging in late-night meals with his friends.

OMFG. This is the story of EVERYONE’S life. This is top news on CNN?!? This is news? Ugh. I’m disgusted. Does anyone know of a GOOD online news outlet? I originally found this article on Google News. I swear, I wasn’t going to post on it but found myself getting angry at how lame it is that the news isn’t really reporting news and decided that, well, I might as well rant about this.

Not that this guy didn’t accomplish something by losing 87 pounds. I think that’s great. It’s something that is to be commended. But one of the top two headlines for U.S. News? I KNOW there are other things going on in this country right now.

sigh. And now that I’m linking to CNN I’m going to get every Dick and Jane posting a comment here. I need to find a new news outlet.

4 thoughts on “Current Event Wednesday. Scratching head.”

  1. It is VERY strange that this is a top story… I mean this kind of thing happens often. Maybe they thought it would be a motivational tool? maybe this guy was a CNN worker;s family member? who knows…

  2. “Tired of slights, embarassment, man sheds 87 lbs..” hey, great for him. I’m all for good health, but it ignores the fact that people in this country who claim to be so open-minded and non-judgemental, still think that it’s ok to villify someone who is overweight. How about a story like this: “Tired of being close-minded and hateful to people who don’t fit their idea of perfection, man decides to treat a fat person with the dignity and respect.” Please.

  3. I found this funny too. 87 pounds, God bless him, good for him, but I know people who have lost A LOT more than that and they’re not the top news on CNN.

    Plus, all the plugs for Weight Watchers? I get it! It was a before and after story for Weight Watchers!

    But where was the ADVERTISING disclaimer?

    Quick, call Wolf Blitzer! Set up the Situation Room! A man lost 87 pounds!

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