Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sweetie the Panda Bear Makes the BBC’s Female Faces of the Year for 2011

Women everywhere, get offended! The BBC just heralded a panda as one of its 12 female Faces of the year 2011.

Really, what better way to end this year and ring in 2012 than to complain about the ridiculousness that is the global media?

Ok. Ok. As stories go, featuring Sweetie the panda as December’s most talked about woman is relatively harmless, especially compared to the nauseatingly long list of other media ridiculousness that ran rampant throughout papers and newsites the rest of the year.

Still, equating an animal to women worldwide (but more specifically U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and sister-of-the-princess Pippa Middleton, who all made the list right up there with Sweetie) serves as just one more example of how utterly insignificant the mainstream media has become.

With stories like that, it’s no wonder Fox News holds 2011’s top 13 most-watched cable news programs. There’s really not much else out there when it comes to traditional news outlets.

Here’s hoping that 2012 is filled with a lot more truth and common sense and a lot less propaganda and pointlessness.

Happy New Year!

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