Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shocker: People don't like tabloid 'news' after all!

Check out this study from Pew: ["Stimulus News Seen As More Negative Than Positive"].
While it is mostly about the stimulus stuff, the subhead says it all: "Too Much Coverage of Phelps, Octuplets" ...
This is something I have been saying for years and I'm glad to finally see some specific data to back up my gut feelings. When it comes down to it, people don't really care about this tabloid crap. Sure, they like features and fun and happy news. They don't want it to be bleak all the time. But they also want serious news about serious things.
The media's downfall will be the fact that instead of trying to educate people and empower them with real information, they took the easy route. They dumbed folks down in a race to the bottom just like everything else in this world right now.

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