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Live Court TV Will Kill The Inflated News Anchor And Bring Back Capital Punishment

by | 13th, November 2011

DID you watch the Conrad Murray v. Michael Jackson trial on Sky News? The channel broadcast the show for five hours a day . It was unremittingly tedious. Yet source say audiences were up a third on the channel’s usual shows. On the night of the verdict about three-quarters of a million people tuned in to see Conrad found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Is this the future of news telly: just show criminal cases?

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke intends to allow filming in courts “as soon as parliamentary time allows”. But only judges’ remarks will be shown. Still, it’ll make a decent highlights package.

And we’re all for it.

TV news is routinely nuts, vapid, cruel, overblown, useless and hooked on death, disaster and mourn porn. Would anyone mind if shiny Sky News of the dire BBC News 24 did away with the vain, self-promoting new anchors, and their inflated egos?

Filming the courts is a brilliant idea. Although the fear is that unless the victim is blonde, famous, rich or shaggbale, the rest of the TV news business will ignore it. The only remedy will be to bring back execution. TV news loves a good death scene…



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