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Life Under the Entertainocracy

March 20, 2014

Hey dee ho cats n kittens so if I haven’t mentioned it before I only get one TV channel.

I know, hard to believe in this day of overly active cable ‘s 500+ choices…but two things.

One cable could have about twenty channels and most people would hardly notice & two cable is not only over rated but over priced.

Of course I’m off the be ate’n path ’cause the point is this.

I spend every morning watching NBC News.

Wait okay that’s not the point but it’s on the path.

NBC 1

Savannah “Gigglebees” Guthrie.

A few mornings ago I was one again watching the “Cast” of the Today show outside the (ugh I’m gonna hate typing this) 30 Rock studios.

I was struck by how they were interacting with the crowd that (every morning) gathers behind the bright orange (room) barriers.

NBC

Matt “Bad Boy” Lauer.

2010 Miss Universe Pageant - Arrivals

Natalie “I’m not Savannah” Morales.

Now people do flock from all over the country…heck the world jes to get a glimpse of them, screamin and hollerin, wavin signs , so it’s not hard to see how they come to view themselves as News Stars.

And this news cast, like I’m sure all the other major networks, as well as CNN & Fox, eat this stuff up.

NBC Al Roker

Al “The Joker” Roker.

And what do they do to deserve such accolades, well yes they deliver the news of course, but they also keep us up to date on what’s trending, where we are as a culture, on who is hot and also not, what we should be wearing, eating or not eating,  and even believing.

But wait, yer saying, these people aren’t runnin the country…okay yes I guess in some ways that’s accurate, but they have become part a large part of the entertainment elite in this country…yes that’s right…news anchors as entertainment elite. And what does that say about the process of delivering the day’s (or yesterdays in this case) happenings?

Can we really trust what ever cause de jour they are pushing?

big ed

When the news was the star.

Can we imagine The Cronk having legions of cheering fans? Or ol Ed Murrow…yes, yes they were popular, but this, this fan base fer news casters is something new.

But they are jes the profligate mouth piece of the mighty beast.

They are the light house keepers guiding the flotilla of facts into our mental harbor…

Lets see what other wildly near accurate metaphors can I use.

They are the Bishops of Bull, and in the end, all the other elite must pass muster before getting a time slot with which to ply the plebeian masses.

On the right side of the issues, ya get yer time to promote and publisize, step outside the acceptable culture modifying mode and yer a blasphemer…

The Butter Queen

Butter maybe better, but butter’s made her bitter.

Think of poor ol’ butter queen Paula Dean, one the darling of the morning shows now a social pariah…

But it’s not jes our news heads…

Ever since “The Bill” presidents have been dancing at the crossroads of politics and entertainment.

barack-obama-zach-galifianakis

Educating or entertaining?

Our latest Commander in Chief has taken this to a whole new level, and is himself an new political animal.

Barack's monolouge

Barack-o-louge.

If Bill was our first Rock Star President, Barack is a Hollywood heavyweight on a par with Brad Pitt and Will Smith.

How far will the next Prez go to advertise his agenda?

But it’s the whole show I’m interested in talking about here, the full feature of fabulous factotums…

As a matter of course you regularly hear of events where movie stars, politicians (mostly libs, sorry not being bias, jes factual)and the newsies mingle at posh celebrity bashes.

Of course I hear this from the cast of Today who are proud and (next word my interpretation) pompously trumpet these segments as hot off the presses news stories.

These significant to the continuance of the free world accounts are delivered with lots of self grandiosity, confirming the casts imminent importance.

In fact the whole kit n kaboodle of them have become a mutual back patting society.

Deliverers and defenders of the new truths or nuths.

It’s the dawning of a new age cats n kittens.

The age of the Entertainocray.

The Media Elite tell us what to believe and

Of our fame fueled favorites we do sing.

2 Responses to “Life Under the Entertainocracy”

  1. thycriticman Says:

    Nice write-up. I got to say….I loved the Obama and Zach interview. Was laughing throughout….although I do not recall learning anything from it haha!


    • I enjoyed the Zach G. interview & laughed as well (through most of it), despite myself..
      Parts were pretty ballsy. It was good entertainment a good political move, captured the web, s gone viral (?Possibly I too old to know that without hearing that it has in the Orange Room on the Today show) and I think a prime example of Entertainocracy Baby :).
      Oh n despite what, I like “The Bill”, voted fer him twice, might vote fer him again if it was possible.
      He was good fer the Country, less divisive, etc…
      Anyway n all tcm, thanks fer the continued support from the far frozen North.
      I really enjoy yer reviews yer honesty and yer willingness to give a lot of types of films n shows review n review them on their own level.
      Anyway n again thanks!


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