Media Magnet: What if we just pulled the plug on Ferguson? | Fox News

Another reason why I detest TV news…

The news business feasts on the misfortune of others. Wars, plane crashes, murders—this is when journalists make a name for themselves.

Think of the perverse incentives. If violence flares, people are shot, arrests are made, that produces dramatic footage, which in turn is “good television.” If the night is quiet, there’s little news to report. A few quiet nights and some media folks begin to pack up. Nobody is rooting for violence, but that is why these media teams are in the St. Louis suburb.

via Media Magnet: What if we just pulled the plug on Ferguson? | Fox News.

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