Q: Which media patterns do you find most annoying, and which media patterns do you think are the most dangerous without being obviously so?
Equal time for nutjobs. It’s all funny when you talk about people not believing in moon landings, or who think an alien crash-landed in Texas in 1897, or who believe that there was once an ancient mediterranean civilization in Florida. It’s another thing entirely when people start to believe that denying the holocaust is a valid opinion.
Curtis wrote a book, It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News . It should be required reading for students doing research on the internet, I suspect.
(I wonder what the original venue of that interview is — anybody know?)