...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fear and Loathing TV.

It's sweeps time again already. And I'd just got myself calmed down from February. In the ratings-hyping manual, May must be Petrify-'em Month. Even Oprah's overwrought. Re: child molesters--"They're coming after your children. They're moving into your neighborhood." She shouted this, close-up, at least twice during a harrowing show yesterday. Today's promo--Oprah, shouting, close-up, "Don't you dare spend another summer FAT!" There's plenty of the usual local news fright-inducing wolf-cries. But jeez, when it's Oprah...could this threaten her Nobel?

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