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So, the team decided to try a new strategy: deception. Trussler and Soroka invited participants from their university to come to the lab for "a study of eye tracking". The volunteers were first asked to select some stories about politics to read from a news website so that a camera could make some baseline eye-tracking measures. It was important, they were told, that they actually read the articles, so the right measurements could be prepared, but it didn't matter what they read.
The results of the experiment, as well as the stories that were read most, were somewhat depressing. Led by Alan who goes by the choice stage name of Vim Feugo; and goes to great pains to hammer home that it is under this moniker that he is to be known, he is joined by the rather dense Den Nigel Planer , pretentious cardboard rocker; Colin Rik Mayall who can't even play an instrument and ex-junkie and dole scrounger; Spider Peter Richardson. With their collective ineptitude and their shared delusions of grandeur there's all the recipe one needs here for some ignominious comedy as from the word go; the only direction for the ultimately quarrelsome quartet is a downward trajectory as they set out on what will assuredly be a disastrous tour.
Cringe worthy in their sad attempts to pick up "groupies", with their success doing nothing to elevate any sense of legitimacy to their status given that the young lady in question is a teenage schoolgirl played here by fellow Comic Strip regular; Dawn French.
The sporadic additions of voice over from Vim; who's delusional self-aggrandising as he extols the virtues of himself and emphasises his and the overall misguided mindset of the band to dizzying effect.
Their overall incompetence isn't helped either by their less congruous working relationship with the manager of their first and only venue that we bear witness to, and the underhanded attempts at manipulation by the documentary film crew's director. A man who's hollow claim's of not wishing to intervene and remaining neutral, an artistic integrity which soon evaporate and leads the film up to it's inescapably cynical conclusion.
With the budgetary restraints that might have potentially cheapened other short films in the series like; The Yob or; Space Virgins from Planet Sex; the economical nature of documentary films works wonderfully in it's favour and it of course adds to the realism.
Only the comically exaggerated performances which are to it's benefit rather than detriment only lifting the veil from it's mock documentary technique as are some of the droll scenarios. The regular cast are on reliably solid form with real life professional director; Sandy Johnson making for a more modest and restrained foil to the comic strip team as the head of the film crew. With supplementary dry support from Jennifer Saunders as obstentatious "rock chick" journalist: Sally and Neville Smith convincingly sleazy and two-faced manager of the Roxy in Grantham, they round up the cast neatly.
It's limited length being it's only glaringly apparent drawback with sufficient room for expansion on it's satirical themes which would compel Edmondon to do so with the sequel; More bad News, the undoubted seminal quality of it is irrefutable. On it's own it does serve as a pointed if flawed piece of satire. As something of an introductory prologue to it's follow up which would serve as an ideal companion piece it works even better. Looking for some great streaming picks? We'll map it out for you.
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That is the tactic that produces polarization. Another is to "shout louder" than the competitors, where shouting takes the form of a sensational, attention-grabbing discovery, accusation, claim or photograph. According to James T. Hamilton in his valuable book "All the News That's Fit to Sell," this even explains why the salaries paid news anchors have soared: the more competition there is for an audience, the more valuable is a celebrity newscaster.
The argument that competition increases polarization assumes that liberals want to read liberal newspapers and conservatives conservative ones. Natural as that assumption is, it conflicts with one of the points on which left and right agree -- that people consume news and opinion in order to become well informed about public issues.
Were this true, liberals would read conservative newspapers, and conservatives liberal newspapers, just as scientists test their hypotheses by confronting them with data that may refute them. But that is not how ordinary people or, for that matter, scientists approach political and social issues. The issues are too numerous, uncertain and complex, and the benefit to an individual of becoming well informed about them too slight, to invite sustained, disinterested attention.
Moreover, people don't like being in a state of doubt, so they look for information that will support rather than undermine their existing beliefs. They're also uncomfortable seeing their beliefs challenged on issues that are bound up with their economic welfare, physical safety or religious and moral views. So why do people consume news and opinion? In part it is to learn of facts that bear directly and immediately on their lives -- hence the greater attention paid to local than to national and international news.
They also want to be entertained, and they find scandals, violence, crime, the foibles of celebrities and the antics of the powerful all mightily entertaining. And they want to be confirmed in their beliefs by seeing them echoed and elaborated by more articulate, authoritative and prestigious voices.
So they accept, and many relish, a partisan press. Forty-three percent of the respondents in the poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center thought it "a good thing if some news organizations have a decidedly political point of view in their coverage of the news.
Being profit-driven, the media respond to the actual demands of their audience rather than to the idealized "thirst for knowledge" demand posited by public intellectuals and deans of journalism schools. They serve up what the consumer wants, and the more intense the competitive pressure, the better they do it. We see this in the media's coverage of political campaigns.
Relatively little attention is paid to issues. Fundamental questions, like the actual difference in policies that might result if one candidate rather than the other won, get little play. The focus instead is on who's ahead, viewed as a function of campaign tactics, which are meticulously reported. Candidates' statements are evaluated not for their truth but for their adroitness; it is assumed, without a hint of embarrassment, that a political candidate who levels with voters disqualifies himself from being taken seriously, like a racehorse that tries to hug the outside of the track.
News coverage of a political campaign is oriented to a public that enjoys competitive sports, not to one that is civic-minded. It was played as an election campaign; one article even described the jockeying for the nomination by President Bush as the "primary election" and the fight to get the nominee confirmed by the Senate the "general election" campaign. With only a few exceptions, no attention was paid to the ability of the people being considered for the job or the actual consequences that the appointment was likely to have for the nation.
Does this mean that the news media were better before competition polarized them? Not at all. A market gives people what they want, whether they want the same thing or different things.
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