Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shouty television

Daisy Wyatt writes in the Independent about two "debates" shown on television yesterday - one about welfare benefits, the other about immigraton:  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/benefits-street-live-debate-v-the-big-british-immigration-row-9136038.html

This form of shouty television, where emotion and sensation replace rationality, is a format that has made Fox News one of the most successful channels in America.

In the United Kingdom its adoption would be a wrong path to take.

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