Fake news on the TV? In the movie Men in Black, the MIB agents got the “real” news from the supermarket tabloids. That’s what I always considered the fake news or exaggerated news. Real news came from the TV stations and the regular newspapers.
But today, turn on the TV and listen to the news and you can’t tell the difference between tabloids and “news”. No longer can you tell who’s story is accurate, which poll is correct, who said what or if what was on twitter last night is true. And between all the different stations, publications and internet sites, there is no sign of resolving which is the real deal.
It seems like our society really wants reality shows to prevail not only on TV but in everyday life. Seeing participants pitted against each other on an island or in a house, battling for their share of fame, fortune and “ratings”.
Arguing, cutting people off in conversations, yelling at participants, underhanded, back stabbing behaviors are normal in reality shows creating constant tension, competition and eventually a “winner”.
And it’s not just the US, but countries around the world are commenting about other countries, adding their “2-cents”.
Well it looks like the world of reality shows has moved into the “real world”.
What were once scripted reality shows for entertainment has now become the “greatest show on earth”. Which is good since the Barnum and Bailey Circus is closing down.
$#it happens…so just roll with it.