Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/09/24

Inane Banter

This is part two on discussions found on news programming.

Infotainment needs to be reduced during the news. Personal asides, jokes, and inane banter have little redeeming quality. This spongy word play is not productive viewing.

A waste of time comes to mind when the talking heads are throwing paper at each other, interrupting, and not letting a guest to finish his or her answer to the talking head’s question.

NPR, BBC and DW tend to stick to the news, provide information, and express opinions with some intelligence. Other news? sources should look at their example.


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