Videos: The Adventures of the Master Class Reconsidered

Here we return to the theme of the previous feature on “reality tourism,” and the promotional materials produced by the Razor’s Edge company. With this, we complete our collection of such videos from 1999. The newest addition features an interview/testimonial, with Robert De Niro in the spotlight as he converses with the Executive VP of… Read More Videos: The Adventures of the Master Class Reconsidered

CNN’s “Mondo Cane”: Screaming Muslim Babies in India, and Gawking Journalists (updated)

CNN aired a piece on a “baby dropping ritual” in India in the Anderson Cooper segment last night, accompanied by Cooper’s wincing, and news reader Erica Hill’s raised voice exclaiming: “Look at that!“. The transcript on the CNN website is titled, in the mode of the gawker: “Villagers throw babies from temple roof“. Given the… Read More CNN’s “Mondo Cane”: Screaming Muslim Babies in India, and Gawking Journalists (updated)