May 31, at 9: There is truth in what you say, and also some humor: Preachers of varying denominations like Baptist and some Methodist preachers held big outdoor revivals in what to us today would be called circus tents. There was great emotionalism, very simple spirited hymn singing and altar calls to turn your life over to Jesus Christ.
Melbourne, Australia, August 26, We were discussing election coverage that looks at the campaign as a kind of sporting event.
And I asked Leigh Sales if it was true that the insiders were, on that program, the journalists. And let me add right away that Leigh Sales is one of the most intelligent journalists I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
So this is my theme tonight: Promoting journalists as insiders in front of the outsiders, the viewers, the electorate…. Things are out of alignment. Journalists are identifying with the wrong people. Therefore the kind of work they are doing is not as useful as we need it to be.
He points out how often the Australian press reframes politics as entertainment, seizing on trivial episodes that amuse or titillate and then blowing them up until they start to seem important.
The sets are provided by the government, the plots by the party leaders, back benchers and spin doctors. Politics as problem-solving or consensus-building would be more expensive to cover. Politics as entertainment is simply a low cost alternative.
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Politics presented as entertainment charges the press with a failure to treat the serious stuff seriously. And that is a valid critique.
Then I will present an alternative scheme that might improve the situation. Politics as an inside game. The cult of savviness. The production of innocence. The first idea we could do without is the one I presented to Leigh Sales.
When journalists define politics as a game played by the insiders, their job description becomes: Or it lavishes attention on media performances, because the insiders are supposed to be good at that: There was nothing especially obnoxious about this piece.
Labor looks at conscience vote to defuse same-sex marriage split. They are trying to make the story come out a certain way. Reporters grant them anonymity so these struggles can be publicized.
One way to detect the dominant ideas at play in any familiar form of journalism is to ask how that form positions the users.
Politics as a game played by the insiders positions us as connoisseurs of our own bamboozlement. Or, alternatively, we can feel like insiders ourselves. Which brings me to a second idea we could do without… The cult of savviness.
But I think they have an ideology, a belief system that holds their world together and tells them what to report about. And I see it in Australia too. When you watch political journalists on a roundtable program summing up the week and looking ahead, what they are usually performing for us is… their savviness.
So let me explain what I mean by that term.A software engineer’s page screed against Google’s diversity initiatives is going viral inside the company, being shared on an internal meme network and Google+.
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