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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I hate congress


JustJen "Miss Conduct" I hate that nothing is ever accurate


message 3: by Susan65 (new)

Susan65 I hate news, unless it's happy puppy and kitten fluff


message 4: by Kim (new)

Kim Alan (KimPossum) I hate John Beohner with every fiber of my being.


message 5: by Macky (new)

Macky (mactut) I hate the violence and wars


Ije the Devourer of Books | 11155 comments I hate the news about starving and suffering children. It always makes me feel so helpless.


message 7: by Kendra (new)

Kendra (book_lover_too) | 337 comments It's all so one-sided. Half truths, only what they think will make it a good story.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I hate that a bottlenose dolphin is swimming in the East River here in New York City because he East River is filthy and the poor dolphin could get sick.


message 9: by Preston, Moderator (new)

Preston | 20148 comments I hate that instead of reporting what happened most of the newspapers, tv news and online source speculate on what they think might happen. It not news it's opinions,


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I hate drunk drivers.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I hate reading in the news about gay kids who get bullied into committing suicide.


JustJen "Miss Conduct" I hate hearing about men and or women who disappear or get killed travelling or hiking through known unfriendly countries.


message 13: by Macky (new)

Macky (mactut) I hate hearing about pedohilia and all these professional and so called trusted people like policemen, doctors, priests, teachers and people from the entertainment industry who have been getting away with it for years. Makes me sick to my stomach.


Ije the Devourer of Books | 11155 comments I hate hearing about violence against women. whether it's Pistorious, rapes in India or domestic violence in the UK, I hate it. I hate that these things happen.


message 15: by Tj (new)

Tj (bluesmokey) | 632 comments I hate hearing about the recent rapes that people have witnessed, done nothing about and then have those victim abused for reporting it.


message 16: by justanya (last edited Apr 29, 2013 02:41PM) (new)

justanya I hate that so many people that are in the public eye are forced to stay in the closet, Therefore; I am ROYALLY P'D OFF that NBA basketball player Jason Collins came out of the closet! Hopefully more will follow in his footsteps.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/maga...


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Anya wrote: "I am ROYALLY P'D OFF that NBA basketball player Jason Collins came out of the closet!
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/maga..."


Me too. I'm really mad that now I have to look up to him. I mean he's just so darn tall it hurts my neck. Nevertheless for his bravery and historic action I not only look up to him but if I can find a ladder I'll even kiss him for his contribution to making it okay to be gay in sports.


message 18: by justanya (new)

justanya He'd love your kisses...mine would probably send him heading for the hills. But seriously though, this is such a wonderful milestone and waaay overdue in sports and other public arenas as well.... I'll need to hunt down his twin and kiss him instead ; )


message 19: by Hilary (new)

Hilary Evans (hilevans83) | 121 comments I hate how the bad stuff gets reported over and over again...repeated thousands of ways...but good news gets mentioned once and forgotten. And I hate Fox News as a general rule, though these days CNN isn't doing much better.


message 20: by Arya (new)

Arya (aryasreadings) Ije the TweetAway Queen wrote: "I hate the news about starving and suffering children. It always makes me feel so helpless."

What pisses me off most about this is that America has the food supply to feed the poor, but selfishly, they would rather throw all the grain into the sea and have millions of people starve to death than have their product's value lower because of high quantity. This is a very BIG issue but of course, the stupid government doesn't even discuss it.


message 21: by Boyd, Hunk of hunky burning passion (new)

Boyd (boydwalker) | 2304 comments Maryam wrote: "What pisses me off most about this is that America has the food supply ..."

From the Huff Post food blog

"Hunger is caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity. For the past two decades, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. The world already produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. That's enough to feed 10 billion people, the population peak we expect by 2050. But the people making less than $2 a day -- most of whom are resource-poor farmers cultivating unviably small plots of land -- can't afford to buy this food.

In reality, the bulk of industrially-produced grain crops goes to biofuels and confined animal feedlots rather than food for the 1 billion hungry. The call to double food production by 2050 only applies if we continue to prioritize the growing population of livestock and automobiles over hungry people."

The UN had 400 experts working on the problem in 2008 and not a single thing has been done to solve world hunger since then!

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 22: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 13 comments I hate useless news. In the newsroom series they call it "tragedy porn" like all those shots of tornado devastation and hurricane victims. Yes, the fact that these things happen is possibly newsworthy but if it didn't make "great TV" you'd never see a tenth of it.

How about stories about people who are doing things right? Things that others might emulate?


message 23: by Boyd, Hunk of hunky burning passion (new)

Boyd (boydwalker) | 2304 comments Stephen wrote: "How about stories about people who are doing things right? Things that others might emulate?"

Well said Stephen! There is so much that is good and inspiring efforts happening by ordinary and some very extraordinary people No one knows about those positive events because the focus of news media is on the negative. If there isn't some horrible thing going on they don't look for positive news they blow up something trivial until its a big negative headline.


message 24: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments Positive news is for "magazine" programmes, only negative news is breaking news. Originally, news-sheets were a means of attacking the government of the day or late, corporate institutions like the Royal Society, so almost by definition they were about bad things (or things perceived as bad). Still, occasionally, like when Stanley found Livingstone the funding Royal Society got a good news look-in. ;)


message 25: by Preston, Moderator (new)

Preston | 20148 comments There is more opinion in newspapers and online new sites than news. What ever happened to the principles of Journalism? They seemed to disappear round about when the Internet starting bringing us "news."


message 26: by Elorie (new)

Elorie Decker | 220 comments That is because I think many journalists have started thinking that what they believe and how they interpret the situation is the truth. I used to aspire to journalism until I found out that what isn't important isn't the truth but "getting a story".
And that is disgusting about the food. If one is a separatist and doesn't want to feed the overseas hungry, for heaven's sake, what about the American hungry? It is a crime to waste food and not at least share it with people and the animals.


message 27: by Hedoda (new)

Hedoda | 3 comments I hate when the news get transformed to serve some ideology and when they lost the main purpose which is to show the truth .


message 28: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 13 comments What I hate about the news today is that Edward Murrow and Malter Cronkite are gone and Will McAvoy is only fictional. Also the "Pretty Plastic People" have taken over, The only place today where you see a TV newscaster witha "face for radio" is on PBS


message 29: by Boyd, Hunk of hunky burning passion (new)

Boyd (boydwalker) | 2304 comments Hedoda wrote: "I hate when the news get transformed to serve some ideology and when they lost the main purpose which is to show the truth ."

I agree. There is propaganda everywhere.


message 30: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments Like vultures:

Be careful. There are vultures, vultures, everyvere."

— Casablanca.


message 31: by Rick (new)

Rick | 12391 comments I hate that newspapers are now being bought & sold as if they are commodities and not recognized as for the power that they once wielded.


message 32: by Elorie (new)

Elorie Decker | 220 comments What I hate about the news is that everything is about money these days. The awful gross stuff sells those ad inches. I cant watch the evening news without a report of at least one murder, one awful tale of kidnapping and rape, etc and all the depressing negative news they can find. Yes, I suppose we need to hear about it, but not over and over and over. I truly feel for the victims but I don't understand the need to wallow in it every year. I know I am in the minority but to constantly probe and stick our fingers in these wounds, doesn't help the remaining family or prevent these things from happening. Instead of ongoing sorrow, we should spend time to prevent the tragedies. You don't know what I want to do to drunk driver, especially repeaters who kill.


message 33: by Rick (new)

Rick | 12391 comments There's also the worry that the over sensationalism of crimes glorifies the criminals in the eyes of those who are potential purpetrators. Very distrubing to contemplate that someone might hear about a crime on the news and get inspired. This is of course as valid an arguement as that of claiming that fiction (books, tv or films) will inspire others to copy-cat crimes. This arguement is the basis for a lot of censorship. Just think of how many millions of people watch the news, tv or film and/or read a book and DO NOT copy-cat.


message 34: by Elorie (new)

Elorie Decker | 220 comments it is so irking that studies have shown in the past that while books and tv may not spark mimicking behavior, reporting of hi-jacking of airplanes, DID cause a noted increase in hi-jacking. That is to say that reporting should still be done, but the sensationalism and way of giving the perps too much publicity has to be downplayed.


message 35: by Catkin (new)

Catkin | 3 comments I hate that it's basically a tool for documenting kim kardashian's life. It's just like; so several people have been kidnapped, raped, tortured and eventually kill in Syria. In other news however, KIM KARDASHIAN'S BUT IS FAKE!!! We will have more information about this crazy turn of events as soon as you all watch this advertisement about Kim Kardashian's new perfume.


message 36: by Elorie (new)

Elorie Decker | 220 comments I hate that only one side of an issue is shown. I am defo against police brutality but on the other hand it is never all one way. I don't want a suspect shot but I don't want the policeman shot either. And the shot person always becomes a saint. And last but not least, some of the things they say have to be reported definitely do not have to be reported. There doesn't seem to be any boundary about what can be invaded snooped about.


message 37: by Preston, Moderator (new)

Preston | 20148 comments Catkin wrote: "I hate that it's basically a tool for documenting kim kardashian's life. It's just like; so several people have been kidnapped, raped, tortured and eventually kill in Syria. In other news however, ..."

Welcome Catkin. Thank you for joining the Complaint Department.

Congratulations! You are the first person in the Complaint Department to mention Kim Kardashian in a comment. You don't win anything except our empathy for not being fond of this strange woman who has never done anything worthy of fame that verges on hysterical obsession by the media.


message 38: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments The Kardashians (thankfully) make no impact in Britain. We're far more obsessed with the eternal failures of the national Health Service (NHS). BBC morning news is legally obliged to find at a minimum two items of NHS failure every morning—no matter how many people have died in Syria/Iraq/Kurdistan/Ukraine, those items will be "Our top story".

I'm still convinced the Kardashians are a race of evil aliens from Doctor Who…


message 39: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 13 comments Roger wrote: "...BBC morning news is legally obliged to find at a minimum two items of NHS failure every morning..."

It's funny to hear you slagging the BBC even a bit. They're the ones I turn to for good in-depth world news when I'm sick of the superficial news that ABC reports and haven't got time to listen to the PBS newshour


message 40: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments Stephen wrote: "Roger wrote: "...BBC morning news is legally obliged to find at a minimum two items of NHS failure every morning..."

It's funny to hear you slagging the BBC even a bit. They're the ones I turn to ..."


You must get BBC World news. BBC1 news is very superficial and far too parochial, not what it used to be a few decades ago. Our BBC News channel is better though :-)


message 41: by Catkin (new)

Catkin | 3 comments Thanks for welcoming me! And yes Roger, I'm pretty sure they ARE some weird race of aliens from doctor who...


message 42: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments Catkin wrote: "Thanks for welcoming me! And yes Roger, I'm pretty sure they ARE some weird race of aliens from doctor who..."

You are welcome down-under coz!


message 43: by Averin (new)

Averin | 1960 comments I hate that after years of drought, we receive rain that became snow in SOME lesser populated areas, and the local channels treat this as a crisis. One even canceled the national news, as if we were in a blizzard in Albany or Abilene or Bowling Green even.


message 44: by Roger (new)

Roger Kean | 17278 comments Whenever it snows in England it's a crisis. The roads halt, the rails cease. Apparently the railway companies are caught out every time because, having "learnt lessons", when it snows again it's always "the wrong type of snow."


message 45: by Averin (new)

Averin | 1960 comments Ugh, I was stuck in the middle of nowhere Oregon(?) on Amtrak in the snow. We were stuck so long, regulations required a swap out of the crew. Somehow the new crew arrived and we couldn't go forwards.


message 46: by Preston, Moderator (new)

Preston | 20148 comments Averin wrote: "Ugh, I was stuck in the middle of nowhere Oregon(?) on Amtrak in the snow. We were stuck so long, regulations required a swap out of the crew. Somehow the new crew arrived and we couldn't go forwards."

What? Did they arrive on skis?


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Terrible Journalism. Fear mongering.


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

The important news is more difficult to find.


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