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Re: More Media overkill - so what?
- Subject: Re: More Media overkill - so what?
- From: MikeHemeon <MikeHemeon@aol.com>
- Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 09:39:11 EDT
In a message dated 5/16/98 9:05:27 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< My problem is that celebrity news is lazy journalism-- it's
easier to do interviews with fans of Seinfeld or people who knew Frank
Sinatra than it is to cover so-called 'hard news', stories that require a
bit more work than calling a publicist or attending a press conference. I
believe that there is a time and a place for 'soft news', but to me, it
seems to have taken over entire newscasts way too often, as TV shows are
used to generate news stories ("tonight, you saw Andy on NYPD Blue battling
prostate cancer, a struggle faced by a number of men in greater Boston, and
we'll interview one of them tonight...")-- that sort of story. >>
They do stories on what the idiot population wants. Unforunately, that is
where the majority have their heads these days. MSNBC's highest ever rated
program?? Sonny Bono's Funeral.