Quote: Originally Posted by tamarin
Maybe it's time to treat celebrity culture and its omnipresent mags as kiddie porn and mete out fines for possession. It is one of the most destructive movements alive in the western world today. The scurrilous business has even co-opted major tv network news reports.
I think McLuhan once said that celebrity has become news and the rest is just entertainment. I think he was right. Tsunamis, hurricanes, sinking ferries, etc. are entertainment and "Tomkat" and Brangelina" are news.Just look at news hours, for example; actual natural events like weather and articles of events each take up so little time each and of themselves but then there's this big production on the end of it called "sports". Like "3 people were killed in an apartment fire today. 27 were left homeless", (a few more of those types of short bits, then there's the "todays weather is such-and-such". "Tomorrow's weather is of this pattern" and a small scattering of various different areas' weather, then 10 or 15 straight minutes of scores, trades, commission rulings, etc. complete with vidclips.
Last edited by L Gilbert; Jan 1st, 2007 at 02:42 PM..