Buzzfeed's Irresponsible "25 Extremely Upsetting Reactions To Chris Brown At The Grammys"

Buzzfeed's sole purpose is to produce sharable content. The dek in "25 Extremely Upsetting Reactions To Chris Brown At The Grammys" may point to a problem with society, but it's not the only problem. The issue is also "journalism" that sensationalizes issues, and provides absolutely no context. This is irresponsible. The only possible response is outrage, either directed towards the women, or some nebulous "societal problem." In effect, the issue takes on the quality of being surreal, a bizarre anomaly, as the news agency does not even appear to think it worthwhile to address what is really at stake.

And please note that I am not sharing or linking to the Buzzfeed article in this post.

1 comment:

Errant Knave said...

*cough* I may have linked to that article on my Facebook wall. Damn... and here I thought I was generally immune to outrage-baiting posts.

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