Monday, 4 March 2013

Junk that non-news NOW!

This is how newscasters should treat infotainment non-news that somehow gets mixed up with real news:

[Hat tip Diana Hsieh]

1 comment:

  1. Bernard Darnton5 Mar 2013, 09:50:00

    I agree with the sentiment but I call bullshit.

    Infotainment has destroyed political discourse and this clip is itself a symptom. It's perfect fluff television - short cuts, joking around, argumentation, dramatic visuals of pages ripping, the lighter, the shredder - and they still talked about Paris Hilton and played the pointless, context-free clip.

    Just when viewers might have started thinking about the way television fragments attention and trivialises everything it touches, a context switch to something completely unrelated.

    Aldous Huxley was right and Neil Postman was right.


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