September 24, 2012
RESTORING FAITH IN AMERICA: Football Crushes 60 Minutes, Emmys in TV Ratings.
Back in 2010, Rush Limbaugh noted that the legacy news media had “evolved” into creating product solely for themselves; their audiences were no longer an essential component in the process. With the Emmys’ emphasis on HBO’s truncated version of the book Game Change (focusing on
Emmanuel Goldstein Sarah Palin of course, rather than the racist remarks of Bill Clinton and Harry Reid towards Barack Obama), rather than better — and more popular shows — the “entertainment” portion of the media has reached a similar position. As with the “news” media, they shouldn’t be too surprised if audiences for their agitprop continue to become, as Ian Faith would say, increasingly more “selective.”