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 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.