The other day I was watching Dr. Phil. On a commercial break, a brief “news update” came on. The anchor asked “what is in your fridge?” She continued “…and why you could die from eating a certain food…tune in at 9.” I dropped the fork.
I wonder why a news provider would make such a horrific statement with no supporting details explaining or qualifying her statement. I imagine this problem will only get worse and the following quotes will be in a “news brief” in the near future.
“Why you might have brain cancer…tune it at 8.”
“Why the person next to you is a murderer…see you in 30 minutes.”
“Why you might die if you leave the house…see you in six hours?”
I believe the media’s intention is to leave its viewers in a perpetual state of fear.