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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stop the presses II. Women pose nude for calendar

Fresh on the heels of the shocking discovery (shocking, I tell you!) that an award-winning Canadian artist believes in challenging traditions (see below), comes word that (can you believe it?) a group of Canadian female biathlon competitors has posed nude (with their weapons placed in strategic places) for a fundraising calendar.

What an amazing, startling, completely unexpected thing to do! Surely, no group of females has ever done anything remotely similar to this. No wonder the Vancouver Sun considered it so newsworthy today. 

Posted by Terry O'Neill on October 23, 2008 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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Terry,

Get a grip! If the standard for whether something is newsworthy were that it is "completely unexpected" or something unique, then no plane crash would be news. No case of political corruption would be news. No anti-abortion protest would be news. In fact, by this standard, the daily paper would be barely (no pun intended) a page each day, if that.

The story does not claim that this is a unique event or that it is shocking or that it is unexpected. it just claims that it is happening. Maybe it is a story you have no interest in. Fair enough. I think traffic accidents are almost never newsworthy. But to rail against them reporting this story is silly, bordering on childish. I think you need a time out.

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-10-23 6:38:54 PM


Fact check

"But to rail against them reporting this story is silly, bordering on childish. I think you need a time out."

Speaking of railing against stories being silly and bordering on childish. Thanks for you input.

There's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-10-23 7:05:38 PM


"Get a grip! If the standard for whether something is newsworthy were that it is "completely unexpected" or something unique, then no plane crash would be news." So what your saying is that of all the news they could have possibly posted, chicks posing nude for a calendar was top of the list right? The press has a right to be criticized just as it has a right to publish. "The story does not claim that this is a unique event or that it is shocking or that it is unexpected. it just claims that it is happening." Really, my neighbors' dog got run over last week, but I don't expect the 6oclock highlights to feature it. "I think traffic accidents are almost never newsworthy." great job picking traffic accidents at random for your example. I assume you don't rely on walking or teleportation to get you everywhere, thus I assume you drive a car. 99% of the populous uses vehicles and roads, to whom traffic and traffic accidents matter a certain deal.
You and the press have something in common, you both talk about stuff no one gives a crap about.

Posted by: Condor | 2008-10-23 7:14:30 PM


"You and the press have something in common, you both talk about stuff no one gives a crap about."

And Condor makes three.


Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-10-23 7:18:49 PM


Where can I buy a calendar. I love naked, fit women with guns.

I think the story was more about providing some free advertising for a worthy cause.

Kudos to the Sun

Posted by: John V | 2008-10-23 8:40:19 PM


Where can I buy a calendar. I love naked, fit women with guns.

I think the story was more about providing some free advertising for a worthy cause.

Kudos to the Sun

Posted by: John V | 23-Oct-08 8:40:19 PM


Damn! Took the words right out of my mouth. :)

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-23 9:28:41 PM



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