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    "Breaking News"

    I rarely have little rants on here, but I've decided that it's time for one.

    I just headed over to the Sky News website. The five stories on their homepage are all labelled "BREAKING NEWS". Surely, if an internet news site is doing its job properly, then most of their recent stories should be "breaking news". So the phrase is, in essence, a little bit redundant (and sensationalist).

    The term "BREAKING NEWS" isn't even being used properly. Their first "BREAKING NEWS" item is about three new cases of Swine Flu, which I read on the BBC News website over two hours ago... and even they weren't calling it breaking news...

    In fact, I'd already read two of the other four stories over at BBC News a long while ago. They're hardly "breaking".

    Discuss.

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    run over to bitterwallet their "news" is 3 days old so 3 hours at sky is lightning quick.

    What do you mean? You are ALWAYS having little rants on here ducky.

    Sky news is for people with a low concentration span.

    I think "Breaking" does not mean "Newest" i think it means most "Significant. ??

    Liddle ol' me;5084419

    What do you mean? You are ALWAYS having little rants on here ducky.Sky … What do you mean? You are ALWAYS having little rants on here ducky.Sky news is for people with a low concentration span.



    And/or limited time

    WoolyM;5084439

    And/or limited time



    That's just you being nice again. :-D

    Liddle ol' me;5084419

    Sky news is for people with a low concentration span.


    LOL is that meant to cheer Ducky up

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    Real men read The Sun!

    Banned

    bykergrove;5084470

    Real men read The Sport!



    +1
    :whistling:

    gari189;5084450

    LOL is that meant to cheer Ducky up



    It was added as an afterthought. I accept that Ducky is usually able to concentrate quite well.

    bykergrove;5084470

    Real men read The Sun!


    no they dont, they just look at the pictures

    intenso100;5084530

    no they dont, they just look at the pictures



    no they don't, they look at the pictures and fiddle

    Liddle ol' me;5084448

    That's just you being nice again. :-D



    Was aimed at you actually. Didn't realise the ducky connection. I am sure that he DOES have some nice attributes though. :w00t::whistling:

    Banned

    intenso100;5084530

    no they dont, they just look at the pictures



    look at the first entry on the news section to the left...

    WoolyM;5084558

    Was aimed at you actually. Didn't realise the ducky connection. I am sure … Was aimed at you actually. Didn't realise the ducky connection. I am sure that he DOES have some nice attributes though. :w00t::whistling:



    So you are 'aiming' at me now...? and I don't have any nice attributes? (although I accept Ducky might have a few, well hidden). Hmmm... will have to keep an eye on you...

    Liddle ol' me;5084657

    So you are 'aiming' at me now...? and I don't have any nice attributes? … So you are 'aiming' at me now...? and I don't have any nice attributes? (although I accept Ducky might have a few, well hidden). Hmmm... will have to keep an eye on you...



    I can tell I will lose this one .. whatever way I wriggle

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    [CENTER][SIZE=7]BREAKING NEWS[/SIZE][/CENTER]





    [CENTER][SIZE=6]LOM Fiddles over 'The Sun'[/SIZE][/CENTER]



    Liddle ol' me;5084545

    no they don't, they look at the pictures and fiddle





    proves what we all think :w00t:

    Sky news isn't one of the best news sites.

    I find google news is often better. You could also try the sites of some of the better newspapers x x

    ClarityofMind;5084719

    You could also try the sites of some of the better newspapers x x


    u mean the daily star ?

    Best let 'froth and fussy' know your opinion of the 'modern' media.
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    Seriously - yes it is irritating; why not just have the info there withough branding it as 'breaking' - redundant and sensationalist - quite right!!

    Rant stamped with 'approved rant' :viking:

    intenso100;5084769

    u mean the daily star ?



    lol!

    each to their own

    Banned

    i know it gets on my nerves, im at the gym and i see 'breaking news' in yellow and I think wow, someone big has happened, only to find out its something unexciting like barack obama caught picking his nose. They break news like i break wind

    I am not, and I never have been, a Sun Fiddler. I am a member of the Communist Party though.

    But I digress.

    Liddle ol' me;5084875

    I am not, and I never have been, a Sun Fiddler. I am a member of the … I am not, and I never have been, a Sun Fiddler. I am a member of the Communist Party though.But I digress.



    That's nuttin, I'm a socialist lol

    toejamandearl;5084868

    barack obama caught picking his nose.



    Wow! I didn't hear about that one - when/where did it happen?!

    ClarityofMind;5084895

    That's nuttin, I'm a socialist lol



    Does that mean you discriminate against socials? :?

    Liddle ol' me;5084939

    Does that mean you discriminate against socials? :?



    I think it means I have to go to the pub and drink lots at university lol

    ClarityofMind;5084967

    I think it means I have to go to the pub and drink lots at university lol



    Yep, that's the definition I was taught too.


    Btw, where's the Duck? It's downright rude to start a thread and then disappear :x

    it is for them ducky dont get your feathers in a twist just cos sky are slow

    [SIZE="7"]BREAKING NEWS!!![/SIZE]




    It Sank.


    http://img.technospot.net/newspaper-titanic.jpg

    [SIZE="6"] breaking news...should read...breaking wind on sky news:oops:[/SIZE]

    mbgringo;5086192

    [SIZE="7"]BREAKING NEWS!!![/SIZE]It Sank.



    Gosh LOL

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    Liddle ol' me;5084515

    It was added as an afterthought. I accept that Ducky is usually able to … It was added as an afterthought. I accept that Ducky is usually able to concentrate quite well.



    I actually agree with you. Sky News is for people who can't concentrate for very long. For example, I'm supposed to be doing something, I get bored of it, I go to BBC News and have a read, then I go to Sky News and have a read.

    I enjoy reading stories on BBC News mainly, and my home town's local rag. I do check Sky News every now and again because they do actually break some stories before BBC News, albeit without much information. I also sometimes check the London news sites.

    Gawsh, HOW BORING AM I?!?!

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    Reuters FTW

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    mbgringo;5086192



    Just one of 3 ships that left Southampton never to return................


















    Premiership and Championship being the other breaking news headlines!

    duckmagicuk2;5087353

    Gawsh, HOW BORING AM I?!?!


    What scale are we using ? 1 - 100?

    duckmagicuk2;5087353

    I actually agree with you. Sky News is for people who can't concentrate … I actually agree with you. Sky News is for people who can't concentrate for very long. For example, I'm supposed to be doing something, I get bored of it, I go to BBC News and have a read, then I go to Sky News and have a read.I enjoy reading stories on BBC News mainly, and my home town's local rag. I do check Sky News every now and again because they do actually break some stories before BBC News, albeit without much information. I also sometimes check the London news sites.Gawsh, HOW BORING AM I?!?!



    chesso;5087410

    What scale are we using ? 1 - 100?



    :lol: I'd give him a 70, but he can't dance to it.

    Liddle ol' me;5087428

    :lol: I'd give him a 70, but he can't dance to it.



    Is 1 - not at all boring and 100 - the most boring person ever?

    chesso;5087465

    Is 1 - not at all boring and 100 - the most boring person ever?



    How did I know you'd ask that? :roll:

    64 is the most boring, if you must know.

    Liddle ol' me;5087473

    How did I know you'd ask that? :roll:64 is the most boring, if you must … How did I know you'd ask that? :roll:64 is the most boring, if you must know.


    You didn't; you just pretended that you did.

    So that's a scale of 1 - 64 then?
    70 is off the end of that scale.

    Where are you on that scale LOM - just so I can gauge?

    chesso;5087481

    You didn't; you just pretended that you did.So that's a scale of 1 - 64 … You didn't; you just pretended that you did.So that's a scale of 1 - 64 then? 70 is off the end of that scale.Where are you on that scale LOM - just so I can gauge?



    No, I did. It's just you who'd like to imagine you are not predictable.

    And why would it be a scale of 1-64. Your thinking is so linear.

    I am a 37.
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