Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Infotainment

Once in a while, people no one side or the other of a political issue or an ideology will froth at the mouth about how this or that media outlet was handling something. The only thing that drives me nuts is that intelligent people take American newsmedia seriously. Or consider it as fitting into the cateogry of "press" the way Ben Franklin understood the term.

American newsmedia is entertainment. Period.

Of course, one should be careful about how things are treated in the entertainment media, because that has consequences. But we need to keep what we are dealing with in mind.
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