It is amazing to watch a professional news broadcast and witness the following updates across the screen:
"Kathy Griffin responds to Sarah Palin for calling her a bully"
"Alec Baldwin tells Charlie Sheen to 'sober up'"
I just watched these headlines on the screen crawl of CNN during coverage of the Japan disaster.
What we are now seeing on TV is the kindergartenization of cable news.
25 years ago, it would have been laughable for any professional news outlet to flood the airwaves with such complete and utter nonsense. This sort of juvenile reporting reduces our nations discourse to its lowest common denominator, the journalistic equivalent of "I know you are, but what am I?"
Even more amazing is that the American people are allowing themselves to be reduced to ingesting such utter nonsense.
It is this sort of programming that incites hatred, nonsense arguments and the sort of discourse you will find on virtually any popular thread on the msnbc website, and many of the comment threads here on Newsvine.
Aren't you sick and tired of it yet?