Must everything be info-tainment?

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    Jul 12, 2010 2:35 PM GMT


    Last night a US show started (can't remember the name) presenting the BP spill as nail biting entertainment starting at day one. Lots of dramatic music, like that who wants to be a millionaire show, or that worst ways to die show.

    We clicked it off as fast as we could.

    We feel that this kind of show tends to desensitize rather than educate or motivate people to speak out.

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    Jul 12, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Last night a US show started (can't remember the name) presenting the BP spill as nail biting entertainment starting at day one. Lots of dramatic music, like that who wants to be a millionaire show, or that worst ways to die show.

    We clicked it off as fast as we could.

    We feel that this kind of show tends to desensitize rather than educate or motivate people to speak out.



    welcome to political dialogue in the USA...
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Last night a US show started (can't remember the name) presenting the BP spill as nail biting entertainment starting at day one. Lots of dramatic music, like that who wants to be a millionaire show, or that worst ways to die show.

    We clicked it off as fast as we could.

    We feel that this kind of show tends to desensitize rather than educate or motivate people to speak out.



    I agree. While commentary can be fun, I rely only on hard facts presented from primary sources as a basis for my opinions.