Re: [videoblogging] RocketBoomSucks

> 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