Sky News is a notoriously shameful but popular news channel in the UK. I havenÂ´t watched much of FOX News, but I suspect that they’re similar in terms of presentation and sensational content.
However, Sky News has achieved a new level of awfulness. TheyÂ´re running a lengthy ‘reconstruction’ of the events of this week’s Michael Jackson trial. They’ve cast actors in all of the roles, and built a set that looks like an American courtroom. They run sections of the trials, using actual dialogue from the court transcripts. You can see a photo of the stand-in popstar.
Am I watching the future of television news? I fear that I am. I’m speechless–this is so far from actual reportage or analysis that it’s an entirely different genre of television.