[ExI] all michael all the time
pharos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 06:38:11 UTC 2009
On 7/8/09, spike wrote:
> I don't think I have ever seen anything like the news coverage Michael
> Jackson has achieved. CNN is the new king of tabloid news. For most of the
> day, its top 8 headlines had to do with Jackson. Now its the top nine. If
> president whats-his-name were to be assassinated, it would take about three
> days for any of the news majors to notice. The usually tabloid-ish Fox is
> the only place running actual news this evening.
> Pardon me, please someone explain, what in the hell is up with that?
It's news as a branch of the entertainment industry. Designed for the
generation with the attention span of 140 characters.
(Or news items with a flashy video attached. No video = no mention on tv news).
If an invader leaves the entertainment channels undamaged, most people
won't bother about who is running the country,
Look what's happened already. 20% (and rising) have lost their jobs,
pension funds have been stolen, houses repossessed, all the government
funds handed to a few finance companies, etc. etc. When are the people
going to look up from their screens and say 'WTF is going on?'.
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