Wednesday, August 31, 2005

FoxNews: For the discriminating viewer.

It's not like this should surprise you in any way:

In an apparent attempt to head off inroads being made by the presence of FoxNews in Canada, CTV Newsnet has changed its format. Gone are the cumbersome sidebars that feed stock news and Canadian temperatures. There is a much smaller scrolling feed at the bottom of the screen. In addition to the aesthetic changes it appears as though more content will be fed LIVE to viewers - as is done on FoxNews. I applaud the changes even though it won't change my preference for FoxNews.

Yup, that's certainly how I choose my source of information for the outside world -- by the aesthetics of the scroll. Making that choice based on, say, actual content would be too much like, you know, work.

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