Newstainment is the product
of 24 hour news
stations which are a combination of news and entertainment
. The news portions fill in the space
between the entertainment which is what gets the viewers. Some stations like to also use exaggeration, innuendo
and deceptive practices like splicing
of crowds into a story
to make it look more newsworthy
. They all have a slant
to one ideology
or another but that is mainly to appeal to their newstainment audience
who do not like hearing confusing
viewpoints that disagree with or are different than their own. Negative news stories about the ideological opposition is a staple of Newstainment.
"Did you see the newstainment piece on the tea party rally
? The crowd there was huge, now that is entertainment errr news."
"Did you see how rude Kanye West
was when he grabbed the microphone
from Taylor Swift
and said that Beyonce
should of won
the MTV VMA
right in the middle of Taylor Swifts' acceptance speech
"No, where did you see that?"
"It was on the 24 hr newstainment channels for 20 hours a day last week
. How could you have missed it! Oh yeah I think they also mentioned something about that psycho Osama
releasing another tape
, not too sure though."