Let's face it: Somewhere along the way, American TV news outlets decided to emphasize entertainment values over news values--especially the cable networks. They milk the drama out of missing white girls, endlessly repeat video clips of a squirrel on water-skis and attach "-gate" to every scandal, no matter how trivial. Then, like a coked-up Scrooge McDuck, Jim Cramer throws Monopoly money in the air and calls it "financial advice." And it's all set to ominous soundtracks more fitting for a Hitchcock thriller, or perhaps media critic Neil Postman's worst nightmare. No surprise, then, that someone would boil all this infotainment down into its... More >>>