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A charlatan (malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit) who actively develops and exploits a larger audience through a role in the public media by enhancing the entertainment "value" of news topics to the detriment of the veracity of the message and, as a result, the health of public policy discussions. This results in a passionately rabid but woefully malinformed and/or excessively inflamed audience clinically disinclined to thereafter engage in reasonable discourse...resulting in a generally permanent scarring of their reality lobe.
True excellence in broadcasting is constantly eroded by the loud and passionate strains of mass media charlatainers who intentionally and calculatedly use rhetorical strategies to distort the truth in order to better stir passions of their audience for the maximum personal gain and fullest commercial exploitation of the charlatainers and their commercial and political backers.
by texlex61 April 22, 2010

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