Quote of the Day | 1017

Adam, why is so much of modern TV journalism rubbish? “One important thing has risen up”, he says. “And that is emotionalism. We live in an age in which emotions have been given primacy. They just have. Primacy over reason, primacy over political engagement. We relate to the world around us in a fundamentally emotional way. So what do journalists do? They behave like their audience. They emote.”

The end result is TV news and TV reporting which aims less to inform us – though of course it still does that, though mainly by default – than to make us FEEL SOMETHING, whether sad, scared, worried, weepy, happy or huffy.

Adam Curtis in: ‘‘Margaret Thatcher and the counterculture have so much in common’’

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