AquaMan2342 wrote:bigh0rt wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:Mine is pretty easy: Tabloid journalism. It's probably already been said, but it's something the world would be better off without. Case in point, I am purchasing some goods today and the women behind me are talking about Jennifer Lopez getting a divorce as if its relevant to anything of importance. Sadly, this is what society has become.
In order for society to have 'become' this it would had to have transitioned from something else. Your parents and your parents' generation was just as celeb gossipy as people are now, but, as with everything, the media wasn't as prevalent and there weren't as many avenues to broadcast it. This is a double edged sword we have to deal with in order to have the good associated with it, which far outweighs the negative.
How is tabloid journalism a good thing? There are good aspects to it, but it contributes more to the decay of society than it does the enrichment.
I think he meant the accessibility brought by the information age (a good thing) produced the spread of tabloid journalism as a negative side effect. The demand for it has always been there, meaning that if media was as accessible in 1900 as it is now, tabloid journalism would've been just as popular as it is now.