Moon coverage spoof is perfect analogy for what’s wrong with tv news

What do you think? What are the blogs saying? What have twitter-users voted? All questions that are asked by the ‘mainstream media’ in their desperate (and some might say futile) attempt not to be rendered completely irrelevant by ‘new media’. This video, although obviously delivered tongue in cheek, is actually quite believable. There is less of a whirlwind of tacky special effects and switching between scenes on tv news here in the UK, but the desperate call for viewer feedback is still there. It’s gotten quite embarrassing; even on previously quite clever shows like Newsnight.

Maybe it’ll stop. Maybe Rupert Murdoch will work out how to use robots.txt. Probably not before we’ve all stopped getting our news from our television sets.

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