Wow, this isso great.
Have you ever read
the elementary-schoolnewspaper, Linda?
There's no ads,no sponsored content,
no links to click on,
just news storiesabout what's happening.
Did you knowthat the police in ShiTpaTown
beat up homelessto clear them out?
Do you knowhow long its been
since I was able to justsit back and read the news?
I got so used to getting newsoff the Internet,
but I feel likeI'm always trying
to chase the news,somehow.
It's likeI'm in a black void
trying to reachthe news story.
But thenthe next thing I know,
I'm reading and adfor GEICO,
so I click out of thatand try to read the news story,
but it's not a news story,it's a slide show,
and I'm lookingat the worst
celebrity plastic-surgeryjobs ever.
So, of course,I want to see the next slide
of plastic surgery gone wrong,so I hit the arrow.
But then the arrow wasn'tthe arrow for the next slide,
it was to take me for an adfor face cream.
I wantedto get a news story,
but I'm readingabout face cream,
and I try to click out of it,but the ad is following me.
It's -- It's following meall over the screen!
So, I clickon the "close" button,
but it wasn't a "close" button,it was another slide show.
And I just want to knowwhat's happening
in the Middle East,but instead,
I'm looking at the top 10scariest movies of all time.
And that's not the arrowfor the next slide,
it's for another ad!
But this --This is just news.
And I don't get lostin all the bullshit.
It’s Not a News Story!?
Stephen falls down the rabbit hole of on-line ads and sponsored content.