TV “news” is entertainment, brought to you by McDonald’s

24Jul08

Local TV news in the U.S. has long been mostly devoid of real journalism. Sensationalized crime reports and gotcha stories about supposed health scandals are designed to scare people into watching, rather than impart any useful information. It really is about entertainment, a sort of blander reality show minus the guilty pleasure and weekly eliminations. So should it be any shock that local TV news now also has product placements in its newscasts?

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