When I pressed play on the 2nd video that Rolling News posted, I was clean-shaven. By the time it reached the title sequence, I had grown a full hipster beard.
The overlong duration was not the only infuriating thing about that 2nd video, though.
Jane Hill began her OB headline with an "And..." said in that certain way which seemed to imply she thought hers was the final headline, only for us to then hear one further headline read by Ben Brown in the studio (beginning with the same kind of "And..." of finality). Which felt like it must've been the 94th headline.
The regions-replacement Sportsday headline insert (sorry, I don't know the presenter's name) then gave us the
consecutive "And..." moment! We were now up to headline #127, I think. It felt like being stuck in a perpetual loop of "endings" for all eternity.
It almost seemed like jokey re-editing from something like Don't Watch That, Watch This. It beggars belief that the genuine actual news headlines are "structured" (pah!) like this.
It makes me zone-out from paying any attention to what the actual stories are, when the sheer number of headlines and/or the length of each one is so dragged out. Thus completely undermining the impact that a given story might/should otherwise have.
My long, waffling post seems strangely apt...
I'm still a European.