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Re: [videoblogging] RocketBoomSucks

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
November 20, 2004 | Post #1865 | Topic #1830

> > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:42:25 -0500, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> > wrote: >> Lucas said, This is bullshit. i never want to see another fucking >> anchor again in my life. On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > I call bullshit on that. The anchor serves an important part of news > broadcasting. I realize that anchors on the US networks (at least the news > I followed this summer) are different. They are more like funny > personalities who joke around with each other and try to make you stay > through the next commercial break. News broadcasting isn't like that over > here. The anchor is there to instill trust in the news that is to be > broadcast (like the reporter is there to convey emotions to the place of > the report). The anchor also sets the context for the story - a role that > is not to be underestimated. I don't mean to be telling other people what they must do. From my own perspective, though, having lived without anchors for a while I find them 99% useless. The one thing they do accomplish is to make it bearable to see a series of downer stories. They're acting as tools for setting the pacing a series of clips. But mainly the clips are their own pacing. Get it right and the flow of stories is brutally intense, in a whole nother league. Those morons with the toupees and bleached teeth do nothing good. - Lucas