Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Media Scare Tactics

This - this! - is what is wrong with the media. Accuracy? Perspective? Screw that! We want readers/viewers. And how do you get that? Scare them in the reading your article or tuning in, that's how. It's not liberal bias or conservative bias. It's sensationalism bias. Are you at risk of dropping dead? Possibly. Are you at risk of dying in a car accident? More probably. There enough actual things to be worried about in this world. There's no need to pile on.

4 Comments:

Blogger Christiana said...

You're right. That is pretty disgusting. It's like the ads for local news shows.

"A product you use every day may be poisonous! We'll tell you what it is at 11!"

And then, it'll turn out to be shampoo or something that was never meant to be injested. :P

5/12/2005 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Walt said...

Wait - you're NOT supposed to drink shampoo?

5/12/2005 11:46 AM  
Blogger SpakKadi said...

Then how come it's strawberry flavored?

5/12/2005 5:43 PM  
Blogger Christiana said...

Of course you're not supposed to...

It's the taboo that makes it fun!

5/12/2005 5:48 PM  

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