Re: News Analysis

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 21:19:34 MDT

>Pretty much any tv news you see is 'analysis' because the actual content is so
>minimal. producers and editors must filter and condense what actually happened
>through their own perceptive filters into a form they think is understandable,
>or palatable, by the general public, and is likely to boost ratings. How many
>times have criminal suspects been caught, tried, and convicted in
>the news long
>before they were even arraigned? That is analysis, where the 'truth' has been
>filtered and squeezed, and analysed, and conclusions drawn by the media
>kingpins, and the public is told what to think and feel about an issue or

I agree that this happens all the time. My suprise was that they
deliberately avoid calling their fiction "news" so they can't be sued
later. This would indicate that they know it is false, rather than
merely over-hyped by a sensationalizing reporter.

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