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December 17, 2012

“Special coverage of Our Nation’s Tragedy will continue, right after these advertisements for laxatives and car insurance.”

Networks pay millions of dollars a year for the services of news anchors who can pretend that what they’re doing is anything other than a carnival sideshow to sell the advertiser’s product. News for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Read — these lucrative televised spectacles inspire less cynical scoffing than they deserve. --Furnishing Your Tidy Little Mind : The Other McCain

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 17, 2012 12:02 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Television news is entertainment to sell advertising.

I have said that for years, because I learned it from another director at a television station I worked at. (and no, FoxNews isn't any different.)

Posted by: Potsie at December 17, 2012 4:42 PM

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