Since I don’t have cable, I do not watch the 24/7 cable news networks and from the clips that I do see on the internet, I know I am not missing much. While I do own a TV and can get the broadcast channels, I stopped watching those news shows a long time ago. The morning news shows especially were a wasteland, with inane chatter and frequent commercial breaks.
But this clip from The Colbert Report seems to suggest that the morning shows have become far worse than what I remember, something that I would not have thought possible. Why is it that these news shows think that in order to have greater appeal to young people, they have to be so shallow? It really is insulting.
(This clip aired on March 27, 2014. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)