I really need to add a new blog category…”Stupid CNN Front Page ‘News’”, or something along those lines. I think it was the Onion the other day who made fun of CNN’s penchant for having ridiculous, non-news-worthy stories dominate their front page, and I certainly won’t argue with that. It seems they had Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance as their lead story online for 3 days, with smaller headlines for “minor” stories like the U.S. potentially headed to war with Syria.
Yesterday’s big “news” comes from Mississippi, where rednecks from across the region salivated at the chance to go out and kill something. Evidently there was an alligator hunt for the first time in many, many years, and the big CNN “news” was that multiple groups of rednecks killed record-sized alligators. More than 24 hours later, and this big story is STILL on the top of the CNN “news” page. The story is accompanied by a lovely photo of 3 young Mississippi rednecks, standing proudly behind a dead alligator hoisted up into the air.
Congrats CNN for relaying yet another ground-breaking “news” story. And big congrats to the all those fine, Mississippi rednecks who satisfied their urge to go out and kill something…I can feel the manly testosterone SURGING, all the way up here in South Dakota.
If you really want some good entertainment, look at the reader comments accompanying this big “news” story. Always entertaining to lift the curtain and see some uncensored discussion from the brilliant citizenry from across America. My favorite posts accompanying this story…those that say it’s NECESSARY for Mississippi rednecks to go out and blast away at alligators, to control the population. Did alligator populations spiral out of control prior to the arrival of testosterone-driven killing-machine young rednecks in America? The damned creatures must have been so abundant that they were stacked on top of each other, without having these fine young rednecks…wait…no…these fine young redneck HEROES…to protect us from the scourge of out-of-control alligator populations. BRAVO, young redneck Mississippi heroes!! Without your brave daring-do, it would have only been a matter of time before the out-of-control Alligator horde would have reached us up here in South Dakota. Thank you CNN for reporting this story, and thank you Mississippi rednecks for protecting your fellow citizenry…