Thursday, September 19, 2013

We laugh...because it's true

Jimmy Kimmel says & does a few things that I can't endorse.  However he does us a GREAT service in the segment where he shows how some people will say anything they think they're supposed to when a camera is in their face, in those fake "man-on-the-street" interviews. It's a little disheartening how many will lie through their teeth, but it demonstrates why we should be skeptical of what we see on TV, even (or especially) when it's presented as "real."  I also love the "Why Is This News" feature, and the one where he shows how a phrase from a press release will echo around the world among the parrot-like TV commentators we watch daily. Kudos, JK!