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Weiner Bait: The Media’s Morality Fraud

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Years ago, some stupid kid made a video of himself trying to jump over a moving car. Luckily, he escaped with only a broken leg. It was said the kid was inspired by the Jackass show. However, the show included a warning in every broadcast that “MTV insists that our viewers do not send in any home footage of themselves or others being Jackasses. We will not open or view any submissions, so don’t waste your time.”

Morning network TV shows spent the next day asking if Jackass would lead to the downfall of western civilization … while showing the video of the kid getting hit on an endless loop. A media blogger concluded, “What’s the difference between The Today Show and Jackass? Jackass wouldn’t show the clip of the kid getting hit.”

Tonight, WJLA is enticing viewers to watch its evening newscast with a tease that there are new pictures of Rep. Anthony Weiner.

I’m sure the fact that they’re continuing to hype the story is purely in the name of journalism.