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Quote of the Day October 17, 2015

Posted by geoff in News.
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Ran across this Neal Postman (“one of the leading media critics of our time”) quote the other day:

Our politics, news, athletics, education, and commerce have been transformed by TV into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice.

[From his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985).]

Kind of explains The Daily Show.

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1. lauraw - October 17, 2015

The Kardashianization of all things. This is the luxury and curse of an anesthetized public.

2. geoff - October 18, 2015

When he wrote his book the effects were subtle. Now they’re celebrated.


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