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Hey MSNBC, TomKat wedding isn't "Breaking News"

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 20th 2006 12:28PM

Tom and Katie newsFunny series of screen caps over at TV Newser. I guess MSNBC went "Breaking News" crazy over the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding, and actually had a whole series of neverending stories at the bottom of their screen all day long. Hopefully they covered other news that day too.

Did they cover other celebrity stories like this too? "Breaking News: Bob Barker to retire," or "Breaking News: Ben Affleck buys a Mocha Frappucino at L.A. Starbucks."

Maybe - maybe - they could have had one "Breaking News" report at the bottom of the screen, when the couple were actually married. But did they actually have to go add "Breaking News: Tom Cruise arrives at castle" or "Breaking News: Ex Penelope Cruz sends white roses"? Jeez. They could have had a bunch more. "Breaking News: MSNBC puts up a Breaking News logo about Tom/Kate wedding" and "Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez and Brooke Shields among invited guests."

Oh, wait, they actually did have that last one.

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I watched Fox News before and they would have a dog resue on as breaking news. There was one case I forgot what it wa sbecause it was so dumb. It was something like "BREAKING NEWS! PRESIDENT BUSH IS THE PRESIDENT" or "BREAKING NEWS!!! The Earth is round, NOT flat!"

November 20 2006 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They didn't break INTO programming, they just ran a ticker at the bottom of the screen. BIG WHOOP!

November 20 2006 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

well, fuss is common for such events, there wasn't anything exceding this time

November 20 2006 at 12:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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