Switch off the TV babes for some real news


The hair, usually blonde, tumbles artfully onto the shoulders. The eyes, usually blue, sparkle brightly. The complexions are perfect. The teeth are arctic white. The breasts are pert and perky.

Welcome to commercial TV journalism - where post-pubescent babes fill TV screens with their urgent and empty chatter from suburban shootings, accidents, fires, courthouses, showbiz first-night events, etc etc.

It does not much matter what the babes have to say about the mayhem and tragedy and whatever else attracts the attention of their newsrooms. What matters is how they look. The curling wand and the make-up box trump the notebook and pencil every time.

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