If you know me at all, or even read my blogs you will know I read and watch the news quite a lot.
I don't often watch American News, but last night I think everyone was watching for a while at least, just to see who would be the next President. I am very happy they chose Barack Obama, he is a great man, and if the republicans will just cut him some slack, he will accomplish great things!
I love the new TV series The Newsroom, it is a very intelligent, fast paced, real life drama. Much like the old series, The West Wing. (I loved that one too!)
If you didn't see the first season, (there were only 10 episodes), I think they are replaying them on HBO. http://www.hbocanada.com/thenewsroom/about.php
The sad thing I saw in the news this morning is about Diane Sawyer, the news anchor on ABC. If you saw her live, or watched the clips online, you have to wonder if she was drunk or just really tired or what? If the public was wondering this, why didn't the network take her off the air?
I do hope all is well with Diane Sawyer, but I have to admit that she does not look well, and at the age of 66, maybe she should be retired already! There are many young americans that need a job! Even without this alleged drinking incident, her age is really showing, (OK that sounds mean but how do I put it nicely?) If she had retired at 65 none of this would have happened, she would have left as a respected News Anchor, and provided a younger person with a much needed job. American's need jobs!
I also know in this day and age we cannot discriminate against age, sex, race etc, but honestly I prefer watching younger News Anchors. I also like it if they are intelligent, and can speak clearly, just like Diane Sawyer in her prime.