Is As Varied As Audiences
Cooing Treehouse resident
Media can be used to inform, entertain, or to sell something. There have always been entertainers, experts, hucksters and peddlers. Media has changed considerably since cave art, smoke signals, and sound making devices. Hucksters and peddlers remain the same.
Roses and a green bug
When I was growing up in the 1950’s, we had books, newspapers, magazines, movies, radio, speeches, plays, concerts and television media sources. With a long wire antenna, I could pick up distant radio stations late at night, like the Salt Lake City jazz station. (Even as a kid I was a night owl.)
Shasta dam is 3 times higher than Niagara Falls
Throughout my life I have been involved with just about any type of media I can think of. If you know my work, or have been reading this blog for any length of time, you will know I have been a writer, producer, art director, actor, musical performer, emcee, recording artist and personality on stage, television and radio among other things.
Fortnight at the library
I have worked for newspapers and printers as an artist, writer, cartoonist, graphic designer and press operator. My art and photographs have been published in books and magazines since I was a teenager.
I know a thing or two about media.
Below Shasta Dam, the Sacramento river
In this 21st century, with so much information available to us in so many ways, it is astounding that some people have limited themselves to just a few sources. Those that do, tend to watch Fox news and listen to right wing talk radio. This means they are willingly letting themselves be misinformed every day.
For Today’s Video, I give you one shining example of ideological hucksterism posing as fair and balanced news (and opinion) with this clip from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart;
Seeking Truth And Beauty