Useless News Timers

CNN Ticker

Lately I have noticed that news channels on TV show “useless timers” on the screen. Note on the right side, there is a timer clocking down the seconds to a CNN Town Hall by Rep. Paul Ryan.

I understand that a timer that clocks down the hours, minutes  and seconds until the start of the Superbowl, or perhaps the State of the Union Address, makes some sense, but for little events like this – give me a break!

Ooohhh, I can’t wait, got to set my phone alarm for 10 hours,  32 minutes, and 29 seconds so I don’t miss the Paul Ryan town hall. I am so excited. I can’t wait.


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