Wednesday, January 15, 2003

War or No, News on Cable Already Provides the Drama

War or No, News on Cable Already Provides the Drama "As the military buildup continues in the Persian Gulf, another conflict is brewing at home, among MSNBC, CNN and the Fox News Channel. The battle is putting an especially high premium on showmanship and drama.
Recalling how CNN made its name during the gulf war, each channel is trying to distinguish itself and outdo its rivals. And because cable news success often seems to rest as much on the presentation of the programs as the journalism itself, executives are looking for different production twists to enhance their war, and prewar, coverage."

Read this book by Neal Postman (published in 1992 but still very relevant) and you'll never watch TV news again...
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