Some one at the Seattle Post Intelligencer needs to be fired, and my money is on Sadie Gennis. It was revealed today that MTV would be rescheduling their broadcast of their Video Music Awards so as not to fight for ratings against Obama’s speech at the DNC this Thursday night. Sadie Gennis, writer for the Seattle Post Intelligencer obviously considers these two events on equal playing field and of great importance to the population of America, given the opening sentence of her story.
Thursday almost set the stage for the battle of the century: One Direction versus President Barack Obama.
The battle of the century? Really? Granted, there is no drama at all in Obama speaking about how much he wants to be president again, but seriously? To compare these two events in this manner is ludicrous. MTV knows this, that’s why they scheduled their show to be completed by the time Obama takes the stage. Furthermore, the people who are old enough to be able to participate in the election process will not be watching MTV that night anyway.
I have never even heard of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, but I am assuming that since “Intelligencer” is not even a word, this publication is not at all interested in intelligence. Maybe they are claiming to be “post-intelligence,” kinda like the futuristic world of Idiocracy where humanity has devolved into a government controlled by morons. Maybe we already have achieved post-intelligence if this is the kind of bullshit journalism that gets passed off as important news. In at least the mind of Sadie Gennis, these two events are of equal importance.
The real crux of this issue is that obviously no one who’s opinions matter will be watching either the VMAs or the DNC. Let’s face it, it’s just going to be a bunch of pageantry and fluff to get people excited over what essentially amounts to a non-event designed to sell ad space, and it doesn’t matter which show this sentence is describing. Music videos are to MTV as politics are to CNN. While both networks claim to represent their respective topics of interest, neither actually covers them at all any more. And anyone who assumes that either of these television broadcasts will be relevant in the big picture is only fooling themselves.