Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Inventing the News

NBC Dateline apparently wants to catch rednecks making fun of Muslims. This is an interesting behind-the-scenes look at how these sort of stories come to be on the air.

The really interesting documentary not be about how Muslims get mistreated at NASCAR events, but rather how the "news" is invented. If someone were to have access to the entire unedited footage, I'm sure that we would watch a very interesting story unfold on how well the networks are able to weave their predetermined tale.