1. Media spectacles and reality programs that insult your intelligence and are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching.
Man, I really hate this irritainment stuff, but I'm addicted to "World's Scariest Police Chases."
Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but irresistible
Big brother Pop idol etc
The inability to look away from someone's dramatic acts because of the sheer entertainment of watching them make a fool of themselves.
Tom's drama is to the point of making a fool of himself. It's total Irritainment.
Poorly interviewed and produced current affairs programs that are so biased you feel like throwing something at the TV
Did you see that "irritainment" piece they had about food coloring in childrens medicine on A Current Affair/ Today Tonight (insert program here) last night.