[TAG] US news today
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Sat Feb 26 02:47:06 MSK 2005
On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 03:17:52PM -0700, mso at oz.net wrote:
> News from the United States, where truth is stranger than fiction...
> >From _Time_ magazine, 2/28/2005, p 18:
> - Jerry Springer looks like he's planning to run for governor of Ohio.
> - "6 min 21 sec: Amount of time a typical half-hour local TV-news
> broadcast devotes to sports and weather.
> 38 sec: Amount of time a typical half-hour local newscast devotes to US
> foreign policy, including the war in Iraq."
For those who weren't paying attention at the time, which included me,
Springer was once mayor of Cincinnatti (back around the WKRP days, and
I believe he was actually mentioned off hand on the show once), and he
was very popular.
As a councilman, he paid for a hooker with a *check*, and survived the
resulting fracas to be *re-elected* later.
He's not as much of a moron as his persona suggests. Go, him.
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