. . . promoting capitalist acts between consenting adults.
This is how newscasters should treat infotainment non-news that somehow gets mixed up with real news:
[Hat tip Diana Hsieh]
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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