Last week I wrote about the satirical news. I discussed its importance in society and whether or not it could replace the real news. In wrote that while it is much more entertaining, they are limited to what headlines they could joke about. After reading several of my classmates blogs it seems most are in agreement with my opinion.
In Rachel Disney’s blog, she also discussed whether satirical news could replace the real news, in her opinion, she said that it was popular in the entertainment industry, but it would never replace the news due to the lack of accuracy. “Of course the presentation of news this way is appealing and more entertaining to viewers, but is it worth it, when it’s not all that accurate? No, it certainly is not.”
In Adam Tusim’s blog, he said that the satirical news would be able to replace the real news if they weren’t restricted to the content. He said the only problem with satirical news was that if they tried to joke about a touchy subject, they would be subjected to incredible criticism and poor ratings. He said; “…These late night television hosts may address sensitive topics such as a natural disaster or the death of an individual(s) in a condescending or inappropriate manner. Making a joke about serious issues such as these can give the viewer a bad impression of the way this type of media presents itself.”
In Tyler Nakamura’s blog, he also agreed that the only downside to the alternative news is the restriction to talk about major serious issues. He said; “…The TV shows may bring up a touchy topic and try to make a joke of it but do it in the wrong way and this may offend people, or give other people an unintended message.”
Based on the blogs I have read it is agreed that the fake news or satirical news can never replace the real news. So why are there still so many satirical programs? It’s because it is a nice compliment entertainment-wise to the real news. This conclusion leads me to believe that there will always be satirical news.
Rachel Disney’s blog: http://rd13aj.wordpress.com/
Adam Tusim’s blog: http://at12nk.wordpress.com/
Tyler Nakamura’s blog: http://tylersmediaandsocietyblog.blogspot.ca/