BREAKING NEWS: TV News graphics are over the top & scary

BREAKING NEWS! The graphics TV news stations use are scary! And now, we have proof that even the anchors think so.

Check out this Fox News anchor’s reaction to the breaking news alert graphic:


I love to watch the news to see how over-the-top the stations are in their graphics for news. I’ve noticed that the competing news programs try to one up each other, but it all becomes so cheesy and actually counter productive. The hype doesn’t help because every bit of news is hyped now to some level or the other. What is great with this clip is that now we have proof that it is even impacting the news anchors.

The graphics of this sort should be used sparingly and for news that actually warrants it. Otherwise, we’ll all just tune out, no matter how scared we are of the things landing on our heads.

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Thanksgiving

Many people will be posting today about what they are thankful for. Today, that is a really simple thing for me. I am very thankful for this day. It was almost perfect. I had a chance to play outside with my son. I helped my beautiful wife make our delicious dinner. I had a good time with my family and my in-laws. My little girl gave me several hugs and kisses. And my best friend joined us for the day and for dinner. We even played football in the dark for a while. It was a great day and one that I will be ever thankful for.