Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Shocking! Congratulations, you have lived to see "a first", an historical event. It actually happened. A corporate media network news show did an honest report about conditions in Gaza. All that was missing was a trip across the border, and a demonstration of the vast difference in standard of living enjoyed by the Israelis of Ashdod. Somebody is giving us permission to think. Whatever will we do? OMG, look distracted.
The importance of this report is that it wasn’t cable. People in reduced circumstances are getting rid of cable but keeping basic TV. NBC is basic TV. And there are a lot of people who still go through the “evening news” ritual, especially to see if there are any changes to the federal foreclosure and aid programs.