Things that go through my head when I happen to see cable news
In stream-of-consciousness form:
Oh, god. Are they seriously still talking about this? One man killing his daughter and her friend? Why are they putting the families of the victims through this? Why are they obsessing over such a small tragedy and dragging America into it as well? Do we need to feed off this grief? What do we possibly learn about the world after watching this?
Well, perhaps it's more of a cultural study. One family's tragedy as a reflection of the greater society's socioeconomic values. A chance for the viewer to gain a greater understanding of the legal system -- a live-action CSI, a suspenseful tale that takes weeks to delve into fully-
What the hell? It's on that channel, too? And they've got GRAPHICS? FANCY GRAPHICS about this guy killing his daughter and her friend? Why? WHY? ::THUNK::
Elliptical trainers and Fox News. A bad combination.