gopheritall wrote:Zwak wrote:gopheritall wrote:dailyfbo wrote:Greyeagle wrote:TV news reporting results from various contest shows as if it's news.
This. It seems like it started with Survivor and has now spread to all kinds of crap: DWTS, American Idol. Ugh!
So contests that people watch for entertainment doesn't qualify as news? I get your point but when I really think about it as long as people are interested in it then it qualifies. The same "it isn't news, it is a contest" argument could easily be made against sports. Just ask the people who don't like sports if they are over-covered in news broadcasts.
You make a good point but the difference is that the tv news tend to only do stories on contest shows that air on their own network. IMO its just self promotion.
100% true on the self-promotion (cross-promotion). It is hard to give them (the networks) too much grief though. I would do the same in their situation.
I agree. I don't blame them for doing it, but as I viewer I don't like it.