RE2: 20/20

Brown & Dempsey (
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 14:29:37 -0700

I might counter that Mr. Stossel does get it. He is a tabloid journalist who is
employed and must cater to executives who have a significant economic stake in
such big boys' markets as NBA, NFL and Major League this and that. The branch of
journalism where John Stossel works depends on the entertainment value of the
piece and selling the material as a threat to major stakeholders has always had
more value than promoting a piece because it is in all of our best interest to
buy the best future for all of our kids (even though some of them are girls.)

Schultz called it narrowcasting (as opposed to broadcasting) since those who
control the remote in most households are generally male. This was a threat
message sent to the "masters of the clicker."

Herb Dempsey


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