Tuesday, October 09, 2007

About the Benjamins

Ezra says that the newsless news is all about the Benjamins. They do it because it gets viewers. Well certainly they do it because they think it gets viewers, but the fact that the people in charge of getting viewers think they've found the best cost-effective strategy for doing so doesn't mean they're actually correct.

Certainly I understand that some of these nonstories do have compelling narratives and visuals. I can understand why they seek some of them out. But they basically dominate CNN's coverage from 9-4 and usually they aren't compelling or interesting.