NEAL POSTMAN, R.I.P. 

NEAL POSTMAN, R.I.P.

Neil Postman, author of the seminal book Amusing Ourselves to Death, which posited the theory that, thanks to television, it s impossible to distinguish between news and entertainment, died last Tuesday: the day body-builder and action-film star Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California. And on or around the same day, Memphis congressman Harold Ford Jr. began shooting an episode of HBO s K-Street, a fictional series about a group of D.C. lobbyists. Junior, who plays himself, addresses issues surrounding the very real, potentially criminal leak to newspaper columnist Bob Novack that the wife of former ambassador Joe Wilson was a CIA operative. Poor Dr. Postman. Some people can only take so much irony.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Booze Reform

      Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales.
    • MATA Stung

      Transit board plots next steps after former CEO nailed in prositution sting.

Blogs

Intermission Impossible

Blood & Ballet: Dance Two Ways

Exhibit M

Make Art Great Again

Intermission Impossible

Talking Carole King with Beautiful Star Julia Knitel

Tiger Blue

UConn 65, Tigers 62

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Oxford Film Festival Celebrates History, Diversity

News Blog

ArtsMemphis Combats Funding Threats

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation