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Local TV News - Part Drama, Part Action, Part Comedy, With Some Useful Info For Good Measure


(I find it somewhat entertaining and also frustrating that people actually believe so-called TV News is anything other than an entertainment product, the same as everything else that comes out of their tube.)

So here are my Top 10 Reasons Why TV News Is Entertainment. Nothing More, Nothing Less.

1. Easy to follow plotline and storytelling

Local, national, weather preview, commercial, local interest, sports, weather, smalltalk, credits.

2. Memorable cast of characters

Goofy weather guy, studly sports guy, on-the-scene gal, and our square-headed newsguy with his lovely co-anchor.

3. Suspense

Teasers run before newscast with a promise of more details at 6. If it was really that important wouldn't they just come out and tell you right away?

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It is more... more international corporate socialist propaganda

It is not primarily designed to be entertainment.

Not at all.

There is a most definite agenda at work here.


Why complaining? That is the

Why complaining? That is the free market of the media, my friend.

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Not complaining...

just observing...

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Nothing More?

Really? The news is just entertainment? So all the disinformation that comes out every single day is just entertainment? All the manipulation of the American mind is just entertainment?

Really? Really?

BTW. Why do you have two 8's in your list of 10. Just entertainment?

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Agreed. It is much more

P R O P A G A N D A. It is all-pervasive.

Even the NFL is part of the MIC - at the very least it plays a supporting role.

But further, don't stop with the MSM News.

How much of the Daily Paul is just entertainment?

Okay I fixed my error. Here's my public correction.

Thanks for pointing it out to me.

AND YES I KNOW IT IS PROPAGANDA! Everybody seems to hate the title of this thread. Fine. I'll change it to something else that gets your attention and makes you want to read the content of the post. Something snappy... something snappy...

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Indeed It Is :

I worked for three years at KCAL 9, Los Angeles ( CBS Affiliate ) Came in to help complete the new NEWS Studio leased from the adjoining PARAMOUNT Lot. Just too handy I guess and they kept me around. Backstage and Office side it was referred to as "Info-Tainment". Plain and simple.

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I guess I could add a #11 - The Blooper Reel


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