Monday, June 11, 2012

Media race to the bottom with witless cannibalism coverage

With a rare statistical cluster of several cannibal-related stories within the span of one week -- from a face-gnawing frenzy in Miami to a Maryland college student snacking upon his roommate -- media nationwide have predictably made a race for the bottom, positing asinine theories and invoking doom & gloom "zombie apocalypse" scenarios. Never mind that these stories (the details of which have been so over-exposed that exploring them here -- even in basic summary -- is unnecessary) are only possibly related at only at the most superficial thematic level. A disgruntled Baltimore Sun reader notes in a letter to the editor, that the once proud paper has delighted in "over a solid week" of pointless "coverage": "While gory details are hashed over continuously and delicious new ones slipped in, very few new or for that matter, explanatory, aspects are introduced", he wrote. ...Read the rest here

No comments:

Post a Comment