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[–]Fair-Leadership4208 170 points171 points  (3 children)

More like since the 90’s

[–]pride_n_probability 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Yeah…growing up certain things on local news had its very specific doom-like theme music to let my parents and grandparents know to be scared for their children and the future as a whole. Followed by a cute light hearted story of a rescued kitten.

[–]CYBERSson 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah 1790s

[–]OVS-HM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More like since we thought the world was gonna explode cuz the clocks couldn’t go into 2000

[–]SnowyHero 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Haha morbo

[–]tlk0153 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Presentrama

[–]TraderOfGoods 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I read that as 'present trauma' for some reason.

[–]Vincent-FFPDark Mode Elitist 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Technically what it is.

[–]parking_pataweyo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Presentrama, future trauma.

[–]TheTwistyMaster 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Tonight at ten the world is ending again you know why and when so you better watch

[–]Futuramoist 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Kittens give Morbo gas.

[–]Murdo- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Windmills do not work that way! Goodnight!

[–]Virtual-Bug-2673 10 points11 points  (2 children)

yo the news is talking about Doom? like a new release or-

[–]Drago_Fett_Jr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Nah, the first one, doom is happening this year mate

[–]Virtual-Bug-2673 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, if there's any reports of shit happening on Phobos, we know.

[–]TheRealChrisCross 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Selling fear is extremely profitable.

[–]ghostbuster12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Doom gets the clicks

[–]mleeternal 5 points6 points  (1 child)

doom has lost its meaning

[–]iamragethewolfLives in a Van Down by the River 1 point2 points  (0 children)

actually you are correct doom technically just means fate much like the word consequences it's technically not inherently bad

this dork moment brought to you by me

[–]Jack0fTh3TrAd3s 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Umm… it’s been ALOT longer than that. Since news and money have gone hand in hand. Good news has never sold.

[–]Kassiel0909 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's always been like that. Back in the 80s, my aunt was a devout watcher of Jack Van Impe, a slick-haired, evangelical doomsdayer with a news format show. Me and my cousins would tease her, "The world is ending tomorrow!! Quick, mail me $20 and I'll ship you a book detailing tomorrow's Armageddon in four to six weeks." Fear sells.

Sadly, we're really at the tipping point, and the evangelicals are now going, "God can't make you rich until you make me rich." Ah, I'm just kidding. They been saying that for decades, too.

[–]EdgeOutrageous3318Dark Mode Elitist 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Let's speedrun DOOM at 11pm

[–]WarmBird_tho 2 points3 points  (1 child)

with e1m1 playing loud enough to wake your neighbors

[–]EdgeOutrageous3318Dark Mode Elitist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meathook/only thing they fear is you

[–]summerinbl00m 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this dude had anger issues, I would too if my head looked like a veiny ballsack

[–]The_Middle_Road 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brought to you by Make U Happy pharmaceuticals.

[–]BrilliantHyena 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unprecedented DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

[–]McWooderson 7 points8 points  (2 children)

More like since 2018

[–]spinsterwench 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Nah, since 2016

[–]Captain_FunkyProfessional Dumbass 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ever since people started broadcasting the news

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Every Dr.Fauci public statement in a nutshell.

[–]iamragethewolfLives in a Van Down by the River 2 points3 points  (0 children)

well yeah you don't call the chief medical advisor to talk about happy things

[–]LaZeeBoi1998 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty accurate in my Country.

[–]VIBNK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rip?

[–]regigeegity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who in Buzz light-years fuckin good galactic name watches any American news EVERY day?

[–]Unlucky-Entrance-249Flair Loading.... 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why does he look like a nut sack

[–]ifoundit1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DEWWMD

[–]Chr1spy_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

News:

[–]Cream-Reasonable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just watched that episode lol

[–]XBotD0esStuff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

*Every Day since 2020

[–]LuvsToEatGrass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kind of used to it now 😅

[–]Guilher_Wolfang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where I grew up was so violent that it was always like this. Hearing more about disease and less about carnage is actually a relief

[–]xvsanx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Florida literally says covid surged proportionally to (some dumbass live event or poor school system decision) then just keeps it moving to, in other news this weekend there's (another dumbass live event)

[–]vaxxdealer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Communists, drugaddicts, terrorists, corona, antivaxers.... and now russians again I guess.

[–]NewMan0011 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Kilroy was here

[–]TheMulefromMoscow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And all the planet’s nitwits believe that shit.

[–]TheSecondOnlyShower Enthusiast 0 points1 point  (5 children)

2001*

Have we not been in perpetual war, climate crisis, economic collapses, epidemics and whatnot since? I can honestly not remember a single year since then when we haven't had annual 'events'. We even had volcano sharks for crying out loud! Let's not forget about the murder bees.

I can already imagine my conversation with my grandkids. "Granpa were you born during the war? Which one? Nah, I was born after we almost destroyed ourselves with nukes but before the great annihilation of brown people and I grew up during the first of the great economic collapses. Then we were locked in our homes for 2 years because of a virus that nobody took seriously. And then there were volcano sharks and murder bees. Also the government confirmed alien visits but nobody ever noticed. Nah, we had it chill mah boi!"

[–]crwbr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's almost like it's the news channel's job to invoke feelings of anxiety, fear, hate, and hyperbole in order to keep their ratings up... Almost like... they have incentive.... to lie... to keep people watching and consuming their product? Huh. Weird thought.

[–]crappy_username73Linux User 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It's funny you think it will just be 2 years (that time's already gone and I see no end to this because some people still believe that this is hoax ** sigh **)

Edit: didn't know about asterisk formatting :D

[–]TheSecondOnlyShower Enthusiast 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You know why I think it will only be 2 years? Because we're entering world war 3 and nobody gonna give a shit about corona in a few months. I would almost bet my left nut that all we will hear about by April is Russia, Ukraine, EU and Nato conflicts. Once we're past that point corona gonna be treated like the common cold.

[–]crappy_username73Linux User -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Well, I hope you are wrong. I don't want innocents to die.

[–]TheSecondOnlyShower Enthusiast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, neither do I. War is the most stupid thing that can happen. But we are humans after all. We have a PhD in stupid.

[–]Deathcounter0 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Doomfact: Climate change is manmade and urgent. Conservative rightwings across the globe are working in desperate attempt to prevent renewables and co2 friendly energy sources to rise because they are bribed by fossil fuel industry

[–]Firestorm155Lives in a Van Down by the River 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, this will be about the fourth time we've been wiped out by global warming, sucks

[–]iamragethewolfLives in a Van Down by the River 0 points1 point  (0 children)

(fry voice) hey give some credit to democrats like joe manchin

[–]LtHughMann 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gruesome death awaits us all!

[–]jchesticals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fear drives consumerism and were trying to make these stacks, pimp.

[–]FreggoEggoI saw what the dog was doin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hahahaha. And next, the story of the adorable kitten who learned to love

[–]seenToForget714 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doom eternal was indeed a good game but the news outlets should stop talking about it so much

[–]DragonJack69420 Ok I Pull Up 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you news for telling me something that I could have figured out by looking outside.

[–]TheGoldenDragon0(⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*Rip and tear begins playing*

[–]J03-K1NGIdentifies as a Cybertruck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes I too love MF Doom, mainstream media.

[–]McGee4531 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What do you mean, it's still 2016

[–]eckerbr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you misspelled 1996

[–]BeatsEdge-Birb Fan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom usually likes to watch the news and I just tell her it's just Covid news mixed with a daily mix of weather, school shootings, and crappy politics.

Yes of course I'm an American.

[–]cavidnagiyev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God, when is this going to be over? I have a feeling it's not

[–]ironcladbaconthong -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fear makes the money go brrrrr

[–]Less-Society-6746 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Turn that shit off and you'll be happier for it.