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Old 23 August 2015, 05:08 PM
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Avril Avril is offline
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Most news outlets try to connect their stories to their audience. This can get comically ridiculous sometimes. I watched a clip once I can't find now lampooning Australia's Today Tonight for tying international stories to Australians with an extremely thin thread.

It's similar to how the local news will make a big deal about how some larger story has a "local man" involved. You can always find other stories online if this bothers you, though.
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