February 02, 2004

TV journalism hand-wringing

The Dean Scream: The version of reality that we didn’t see on TV - Duh. In typical TV “journalist” fashion they:

  • air an unusual video
  • replay it every fifteen minutes
  • talk about how unusual it is
  • talk about how people are talking about how unusual it is
  • talk about how its abnormality it confirms peoples' expectations of how unusual the subject is </ul>

    (...several days pass...)

    • talk about whether wonder whether they're playing it too much
    • talk about how they promise they'll be better next time. </ul>

      The sad thing is that they'll do it as long as we keep watching. So stop watching!

      (Thanks to Les for the link)

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