Rock the CNN
: Terry Heaton brings another perspective to the planted-question scandal at CNN’s Rock the Vote. It’s about elitism.
What strikes me here is the belief that in order to produce a show that’s appealing to young people (while maintaining their place as a news authority), CNN felt they had to control the content of the entire debate. It has blown up in their faces as just more evidence of elitist authority. This is an essential truth that broadcasters must understand: Postmodernism will not be controlled, and relinquishing even some control will be the toughest door through which TV News operations will have to pass in order to successfully do news in a Postmodern World.