What is the Media?
It is always a nauseating experience, flipping through 300 channels on television before finding that nothing worth watching is on. That is, unless you want to choose from one of the many celebrity news programs, tune into the newest Flavor Flav reality show, or see Oprah hand out a few thousand dollars in cash. In this brief paper by Garrett Broad, the author wonders what kind of impact the media's celebrity obsession might have on society, democracy, and the future of our nation. Put down your OK! Magazine and read on.