Gawd almighty.

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by postman, 11 Jul 2019.

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Steve Coogan came up with a good analogy in a recent podcast.
    We have TV for the junk food generation.
    Up to the mid 90’s we had 4 channels, you got fed a stream of content that followed the educate inform and entertain ethos. You got to watch some mindless rubbish but it was interspersed with news, documentaries and open university programmes which you watched because it was impossible to avoid it. And you had a balanced diet.
    In todays media environment you can binge on endless crappy TV without ever having to force yourself to watch anything remotely good for you like endless junk food.
  2. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Well no. Between the 80s and the 90s there were 4 channels. Before that there were 3, 2, 1and none.

    There has always been junk media, from the yellow papers of the early 20th century to the gossip of every century.
    C R likes this.
  3. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I get a better picture on my wireless.
  4. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey Nearly 63 - oh dear! Moderator

    Well, that educated me. :thumbsup:

    Never heard of him before.
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