Whatever happened to ordinary news? You know, the plain ol’ boring stuff that your parents watched because they felt more connected to the world, or they were supposed to or … well, they just did. It was the broccoli of teevee to most kids, and they grew up wanting desert for dinner. Today, we have that dessert in the form of Infotainment.
There are still real news shows, but a 24 news channel has to fill the time with a lot of Cheez Doodles snack nooze. Infotainment leaves us bloated but not full, fat but not happy. And that’s where it gets weird.
Funny infotainment is one thing – there’s always something to laugh at. But the stuff that makes people angry about nothing? Jeez.