I have the theory that news are now driven not by editors who know anything, I think it’s driven by people who are fucking off at work, who are surfing the internet. And people at the Fox Website know: If they put a headline like ‘Child directs traffic at JFK‘ – that’s what’s gonne get the poeple to click on their website. It’s terrible. It’s like the country is run by ‘America’s funniest home videos’.
Bill Maher in der Sendung Real Time with Bill Maher
Oder um es mit Steve Jobs zu sagen:
When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.