Mainstream News is Irrelevant

Generally I don't watch the nightly network news. Experimentally I've tuned in. It lives in a parallel universe, very weakly connected to reality. One has to invest many hours in its fictional narrative to make any sense of it, much like you don't tune into episode 50 of a pop culture TV show and understand any of it. You're no better educated given one episode of the nightly news than you are when given one episode of "breaking bad".

In that way one isolated pop culture clickbait artifact from a year or decade ago is useless. I need a package of ten, maybe a hundred hours worth of content to make any sense of the pop culture references and the self references.

From the front page of Reuters right now, clickbait era journalism that makes no sense without extensive background:

Texas 'affluenza' mom has curfew eased

Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor

Wall St. rally holds steady as Brexit chances weaken

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reiterates stance on not using term 'Rohingya'

VLMs rule, clickbait expands until the content is indistinguishable from noise, without extensive experience and training.


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Popular culture (0.785613): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Burma (0.662386): geo | website | dbpedia | freebase | opencyc | yago
Television program (0.595519): dbpedia | freebase
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Star Trek (0.558193): website | dbpedia | freebase | yago

 Drowning in a Sea of Information - Comment
Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to Online Forum/Discussion Group:  VLM, (06/20/2016), Drowning in a Sea of Information - Comment, Retrieved on 2016-06-22
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    22 JUN 2016

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