Fox News? Or the Jerry Springer Channel?
A friend sent me a link to an interesting clip from a Fox News program today. I can’t believe people actually get their news from sources like this. They have some crazy anti-american “religious” zealot on the show and pit her against a raging screaming “journalist.” Of course both of them sound like total whack-jobs – but that’s exactly what they want. I can’t help but feel like the whole argument was scripted. They throw a news ticker on the bottom and claim it’s a news station. But really it’s The Jerry Springer show with a different cast and fewer thrown chairs. I feel like the only purpose of programming like this is to make politics “entertaining” for the masses who get their kicks from Springer or COPS or championship rodeo on SpikeTV.
I would wonder about whether the motivation is to drive ratings or News Corp’s political agenda. But the sad fact is it probably serves both.