Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Music accompanied by news

New stations need to stop playing dramatic music in the background when they discuss stories. CNN, Fox News, and many others are blatant violaters of this rule. We don't need you guys to cue the music to tell us how to feel, and hearing string music in the background while missiles are shot at people trivializes the issue. This just shows how most news stations are just out to get ratings and feed off of people's emotions. Maybe that is the way to make the most money, but I personally lose massive respect for these "serious" news stations when they use flash and bang techniques to try and tell us how to feel. The News Hour with Jim Lehrer is one noted exception, which I appreciate greatly.