News As Entertainment And Entertainment As News
I don’t know how many people watched the episode of Boston Legal titled “Stick It”, and of the people who did, I don’t know how many heard the message or took it to heart. What I do know is that the debate that should be taking place on news shows is taking place instead in our entertainment. I wrote a post in December tackling this very issue, yet here we are again faced with another perfect example of how the news media is failing while those who have been charged with entertaining us are attempting to pick up the slack. If you haven’t already seen this clip from Boston Legal (courtesy of BuzzFlash’s Wings of Justice), I hope you will do so now. If only our politicians would speak with the clarity of moral purpose and the conviction of principles that is exhibited by this fictional character. In this case, I am hoping that life will imitate art.