Brandi Maxxxx December 11, 2014 Share December 11, 2014 A topic for all the Scrooges to discuss the annoyances that infect their TV viewing every December. My complaint is about how the news media is expected to play along with all the festivity. This week Australia's The Project came under fire because somebody on it said Santa Claus isn't real. Apparently the news is supposed to perpetuate the myths people tell their children (in addition to the other myths). If you're worried about your children's innocence being ruined, you shouldn't be exposing them to all the fucked up things happening in the world via a news show. While The Project isn't supposed to be a 100% news show, it does cover a lot of topics that aren't child-friendly. But there's more to the story. The next day they responded to the controversy by having an interview with "Santa Claus". I'm sure that was a nice treat for all the kids who sat through the story about the CIA's use of torture, which included an interview with former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks. In short: We complain when the media treats us like children but we encourage it when Christmas is involved. 6 Link to comment
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