Mindless News Coverage
Carl Hiaasen Keynotes - In the Carl Hiassen keynotes, he points out the deficiencies and absurdities that often plague...
Carl Hiaasen pinpoints the trial of O.J. Simpson as the turning point at which American society became obsessed with celebrity culture. He expresses his concern over the fact that so many reporters, journalists and news trucks were outside that courthouse instead of covering news in local communities. He identifies this urge of the media to cover a domestic murder as opposed to city commissions or local news as inordinately troubling. He considers the majority of today's news as worthless and mindless.