"The All-Good News Network"
May 31, 2005 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Website claims the advent of the first news network devoted entirely to good news. Is it legitimate? That's indeterminate. But I like the idea.
posted by krysalist (30 comments total)
No news is good news.
posted by caddis at 8:29 PM on May 31, 2005

Who determines what's good news? And how does that network have a sports division? I get happy when I read that the Yankees have lost, but there are millions of people who don't. Isn't "good news" too subjective to devote an entire network to reporting it?

Also, I watched some of the clips on the site. They're kidding, right?
posted by LiliaNic at 8:33 PM on May 31, 2005

Gut reaction: this really, really, really creeps me out.
posted by tula at 8:35 PM on May 31, 2005

I've heard this has been tried before, and failed miserably. Though come to think of it, I can't think of any specific examples; could just been the assumption it would fail has turned itself into a story.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:35 PM on May 31, 2005

What about David Lynch's Daily Weather Report?
posted by drinkmaildave at 8:36 PM on May 31, 2005

The domain is registered to Jacques Rosas, who also maintains ShopStudios.com. Seems like an attempt to capitalize on his existing studios...who knows, it may catch on.
posted by davidmsc at 8:37 PM on May 31, 2005

Step up to the Newshour, fucking wusses.
posted by eatitlive at 8:43 PM on May 31, 2005

posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:43 PM on May 31, 2005

Yawn, it's been done: It's not all bad (which used to advertise in the text ads here).
posted by fvw at 9:04 PM on May 31, 2005

What about weather? The fact that there is weather always makes me happy...
posted by birdsquared at 9:08 PM on May 31, 2005

The Good News today - Hero Admits Role as Deep Throat.
posted by caddis at 9:11 PM on May 31, 2005

This is crap crap crap.
posted by filchyboy at 9:45 PM on May 31, 2005

Gut reaction: this really, really, really creeps me out.

you creeped out little wussys really creep me out!
posted by quonsar at 9:45 PM on May 31, 2005

I actually compiled and installed the Mplayer plugin whilst under the impression that this was worth the effort. How disappointing.

Still, I can use it to see video on other pages, so I guess it's not a total loss.
posted by clevershark at 9:55 PM on May 31, 2005

It's obviously a parody and it's really stupid.
posted by 2sheets at 10:10 PM on May 31, 2005

This just in:

I'm OK You're OK

The shockingly truth about how everything is going to be alright.
posted by JGreyNemo at 10:53 PM on May 31, 2005

the site was really strange. can somebody explain what was going on? is it a parody of a parody or a bizare informercial? i really can't tell anymore...
posted by slimslowslider at 11:13 PM on May 31, 2005

This has got to be a fucking joke. It was so poorly pieced together with lame side effects, it almost seems like one of those lottery commercials.

I'm calling bullshit.
posted by monofonik at 1:02 AM on June 1, 2005

^ I meant sound effects, but the side effects sucked too.
posted by monofonik at 1:03 AM on June 1, 2005

If we only hear good news the criminals will just try harder.
posted by hojoki at 2:25 AM on June 1, 2005 [1 favorite]

Nice enough idea, however i think people like a bit of controvercy and bad news every now and then. Tabloids and media are oftern fueled by so called 'bad news'.....never know time will tell!
posted by Laszlo at 2:26 AM on June 1, 2005

Interesting concept, sort of like the Stepford News.

This raises an interesting question...what does the general public really want from news--truth or sensation? Do we want the honest, uncensored truth that many people don't feel is safe for broadcast ("there'll be a panic"), or do we want a bunch of stuff blowing up and people dying and in court and murdered, or do we want perkiness and human interest stories?
posted by deusdiabolus at 2:39 AM on June 1, 2005

We want sensational truth. And we don't want perky unless it's being blown up and the video is available on the internet.
posted by hojoki at 3:02 AM on June 1, 2005

Hmm.. it's mildly amusing, but I thought it was going be a serious idea. I've been cheated out of 5 minutes of my life. Again.
posted by renesisx at 4:47 AM on June 1, 2005

So instead of "man bites dog" it's "man pets dog"?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 5:01 AM on June 1, 2005

There's a novel that has a character start an all good news television station. It's very creepy. Judith Michael, I think? One of those Danielle Steelesque types I used to read in high school, anyway. I remember the cover had and orange, fire-like sky on it.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:49 AM on June 1, 2005

I don't watch the news anymore. Too depressing and, as I'm really busy, I've got better things to do. But I was invisaging this the other day, watching the news and only seeing happy stories. Lottery winners, pets saved/retrieved, the enviroment given priority etc.

Highly unlikely. And the site bites.
posted by bdave at 5:54 AM on June 1, 2005

If you want to see good news on TV, watch the newscast that follows Oprah.

It's been wussified. :)
posted by bugmuncher at 6:47 AM on June 1, 2005

There's enough good stuff going on in my own life. Why do I need to hear about someone else's?
posted by perianwyr at 6:51 AM on June 1, 2005

Well...that guy groped and held his co-anchor's breast and her only reaction was to make an annoyed face. That's not good news.
posted by leapingsheep at 5:09 PM on June 1, 2005

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