TV show that attempts to tackle an issue, but is geared up more to entertain than to make a difference.
Originally coined by Screen Wipe's Charlie Brooker.
Did you see that issuetainment last night, where they made those fat kids do sports? They weren't trying to help them, just make them look silly on TV.
"The only solution is to find a new threat, which brings us to 'Ian Wright's Unfit Kids' (C4), a weekly 'issuetainment' programme in which the former footballer and renowned enemy of grammar forces a bunch of overweight youngsters to take part in some extracurricular PE." - Charlie Brooker, Screen Burn (9/16/2006)