The masquerade of journalism designed to frighten your parents every evening at 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00, or whenever your time zone dictates.
'Did you see that report on the dangers of Saran Wrap last night? It was on right after that shooting in Bad Neighborhoodville.'
'When are you going to stop watching that teeveenewz shit, mom? It's rotting your brain.'
A demagogue who disavows responsibility for his/her influence under the guise of being an entertainer.
'Anyone who listens to me is an idiot. I'm just a rodeo clown... but watch out for Obama's socialist agenda!'