Sunday, October 26, 2008
Bad News=Bad Broads
A post over at Complex reminded/inspired me to briefly speak on some thing me and my boy Eric been talking about for some weeks now. Is it us, or does it seem like the badder the news gets in this country, the better looking the anchors get?
There are times when I'm watching CNN, Headline News or even some of the local news...and just be like damn she looks good. So good that the fugged up ish she's reporting probably isn't hitting me as hard as it needs to be hitting me sometimes.
I swear, all that bailout news CNN was reporting on a couple weeks ago, it took me a little longer to realize just what the hell was happening. One, because the shit came out of nowhere. Two, the news wasn't really breaking it down for people who didn't work on Wall Street. Three, because I was distracted by the female reporters looks.
It probably goes without asking if this is blatantly done. Lord knows you don't wanna hear bad news from a Whoopi Goldberg looking mah fugga. I mean, of course there's never just been a bunch of just ugly ass people doing the news, ever. They know that you want to see a pleasant face on the TV. Its all science. Its just that, it seemed like back then, the anchors were just pleasant in the most non-sexual way possible. But now sheid...but like I said, its a science, they know what people want to see.
I remember in one of my news reporting classes in college they said most news channels either try to avoid or don't allow their anchors, especially weatherpeople to wear the color red because its too alarming. I feel that, red most definitely turns heads. When they showed us an example where the weather reporter was talking about a tornado in red jacket as opposed to a dark blue one, it made a big difference. That red jacket had me bout scared than a mah fugga.
But yeah, back to what I was saying about the looks. I guess it goes back to even when we were kids. Hearing something messed up from an ugly person is worst than hearing it from a good looking one. I remember when I was in 3rd grade, this girl named Sheroneeka (with her California Raisin with a dried up jheri curl lookin ass) had the audacity to call me ugly. I got mad as hell at her and threw my eraser at her. But when this other girl Katrina (who was the consensus "cute" girl in class) said something similar I didn't get mad and throw nothing at her. I think I just said "shut up" and sulked on the inside.
Hmmm, not sure if that example conveyed my point, hahhaa. I guess what I'm saying is if someone looking hit was telling America "yo, shit is fucked up!" people are probably going to get madder than usual because that persons face is already threatening them anyway. But when you got a nice looking female saying the same exact thing, people are gonna be like "damn, shit fucked up, damn" and just kinda sulk.
Sistas, how do ya'll feel too. I ain't afraid to say, but it seems like these news networks are also trying to hire more handsome and hipper males as well. Does that make your newswatching experience any better?
But yeah I wouldn't put it past these folks to hire exceptionally attractive women to not only boost ratings but make hard news a tad bit softer. After all, the same people who are putting these pretty faces on the screen are the same folks who always seem to stick the brotha in front of the camera when its time to report on some foul, heart-wrenching, heinous shit. While their counterparts of a lighter shade be reporting on bakes sales at the Humane Society and shit.
What ya'll think?
p.s. Yeah, I know, a couple of them pics are very average. But trust me, all of these women be looking good as hell on TV.