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    1. Why do TV stations send someone 'live' to the scene of something that happened yesterday? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    2. Why do they always start off the evening news with "Good Evening" when all they talk about is bad news? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do newspeople report power outages on TV? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do news reporters take an hour to explain what the President said in 10 minutes? (Contributed by Tooner)
    5. Why do some news reporters tell us the report that is to be released next week tells us such and such? It HASN'T BEEN RELEASED YET so how do they know what it says? (Contributed by Tooner)
    6. Why do newspapers report that so and so turned up missing? If he turned up how can he be missing? (Contributed by Nancy Carson)
    7. Why do newsreporters say that an airplane has crash landed? Which is it? Either it crashed or it landed right? (Contributed by Tricia)
    8. On some newscasts why do reporters say that a person broke two of their legs in an accident? Just how many legs do they think they have? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    9. On the news why do reporters refer to a person as 'a 16 year old teenager'? Is it possible for a 16 year old not to be a teenager? (Contributed by Mad Michi)
    10. Why do all of those news commentators with non-Anglo last names overemphasize the ethnic pronunciation of their names? (Contributed by Anon)
    11. On the way to work this morning I heard a newscaster say 'A higher than expected turnout is expected'. So if we expect 50% turnout are we suppose to expect 55%? No wait if we expect 55% turnout then we must expect 60% turnout right? No wait . . . (Contributed by David Barnett)
    12. How did the human race survive before we had all these TV people to tell us how to cook eat live and raise our children? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    13. Why do we believe what newspapers say but question what the Bible says? (Contributed by T2P)
    14. Why do they give traffic reports on the 5 o'clock TV news? If anyone's watching it they're probably already home right? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    15. Is the reason they are called weathermen because everyone wonders 'weather' they'll ever get a forecast right? (Contributed by Cynthia MacGregor)
    16. Every time a celebrity dies, it's announced all over the news. So how come they never announce it when a celebrity is born? (Contributed by Charles Gulledge)
    17. Why do newspeople say that someone was killed 'execution style'? Just what other styles are there? (Contributed by Blair Bostick)
    18. Why do the weather forecasters always tell us that they are going to give us the weather for the work week? Do retired people have different weather? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. Why do weather people always say that it 'might have been' a tornado when a funnel cloud is sighted and lots of damage occurs? Will they get sued if they're wrong? And if so, by whom? (Contributed by Steven LaPha Jr.)
    20. If the news at 10 is history by 11, why are the same stories on at 7 the next morning? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Sure, the groundhog is only accurate in predicting the weather 28% of the time, but isn't this still a higher average than your local weatherman? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    22. If meteoroligists study the weather, who studies meteors? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    23. How come they always announce the reporters as reporting live from the scene? Has any of them reported dead from the scene before? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    24. When you watch TV and the announcer says 'You are watching channel 4', how do they know? (Contributed by Mick Chadwick)
    25. How can one TV station have the 'exclusive' accurate weather? (Contributed by Herman)
    26. Why is it that news reporters tell you that a person was 'shot dead'? Weren't they really shot alive? If they were already dead when they were shot then it doesn't really matter, does it? And why would it be on the news? (Contributed by M.B.)
    27. How come some news reporters mention drug deals gone bad? Aren't all drug deals bad? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    28. Is the reason that they are called meteorologists because, like meteors, they are always far off? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    29. Why is it that the traffic reports have become about as reliable as the weather reports? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. Why do some weathermen refer to 'electric lightning'? Is there any other kind? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    31. Isn't a commentator just a plain old spud? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why do the traffic reporters say, when there is a traffic jam, that all the cars are stacked up? I don't remember ever seeing cars stacked on top of each other, do you? (Contributed by Valerie)
    33. When Walter Cronkite was 'On Assignment', did you think he was actually gathering some news instead of on his sailboat 'Assignment'? (Contributed by John Foster)
    34. How come nobody believes the official spokesman, but everybody trusts an unidentified source? (Contributed by Ron Nesen)
    35. Sometimes the weather reports are right but why is it that when we need to rely on them the most, they are wrong? Why do the weather people lie to us? (Contributed by Samantha)
    36. On both radio and TV news, why does it take two people to tell one story? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    37. Do news anchors get paid more if they keep mentioning each other’s names? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    38. Why don't journalists work on journals? (Contributed by Pete J.)
    39. Why do we call it the news when it's always the same thing? (Contributed by J.S.)
    40. Why do TV weathermen never apologize or explain why today’s weather is not what they predicted last night at 11 p.m.? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    41. Why do sports announcers say, "He has all kinds of time"? How many kinds of time are there? (Contributed by Jason L.)
    42. When a low flying plane crashes, why do some reporters say that the crash may have occurred AFTER takeoff? How could it have occurred BEFORE takeoff? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. In bad weather, why does every news station keep telling you to "keep off the roads”, “Stay at home”, “Don't drive” and then immediately say that their reporters are out and about to bring you the latest pictures? Shouldn’t they do what they tell us to do? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    44. Why don’t weathermen have windows in their offices? (Contributed by Ryan F.)
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