April 26, 2008

Talking Heads

I now work at a place that has a big screen TV in a reception area. I happened to pass by it and heard the talking heads going on about Obama's minister.

"He said that Obama is a politician, and speaks according to his perspective, while he is a pastor and speaks the way a minister should."

"Well that's pretty damning."

What??!? No, idiot talking heads, that is pretty realistic and intelligent.

After all, look at the talking heads themselves. They are in the job of generating controversy and tut-tutting anyone they want to denigrate, without intelligence, thought, analysis, or facts. They are speaking from the media point of view.

It made me want to put a flowerpot through the television.

Posted by Scorpio at April 26, 2008 07:54 AM | Media | Technorati links |

Glad I don't have a tv at work. I'd probably throw something at it.

Posted by: mikefromtexas at April 28, 2008 01:01 AM

I love it when you can accuse someone of "tut-tutting." It seems like such a lame thing to do, and in this case, you hit the nail on the head.


Posted by: tres_arboles at April 28, 2008 11:43 AM

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Posted by: name at May 6, 2008 11:28 AM