I really do believe that the satirical news that we often get is equally as reliable as the regular news. Sure we don’t get the weather, or sports, or traffic like the actual news rooms. That isn’t too big a problem when these satirical channels are giving us the current news; just they are giving it to us with a different approach. Furthermore, the reason I find the programs to be acceptable is because they know where to draw the line. One does not see satirical news reports on murders or crimes where people are killed or natural disasters. Danielle writes, “The main objective of the show is to highlight the ‘current’ news and essentially, make fun of it.”(http://danielle111blog.wordpress.com/) This is exactly why I think they are equally reliable; they highlight the current news and make sure the stories are factual. They just add a little twist on how they portray those ideas. Shows like The Daily Show or Saturday Night Live do not go around making up everything they do; they get their ideas from the other news channels.
People are agreeing that satirical news is a need in today’s life. Victoria wrote,”…In our culture it is not uncommon for people to not even be aware of many of the issues going on…so I think even satirical news reporting is an important way for people to become aware of many of the issues and news reporting that is going on in the world.” (http://youthnomore.wordpress.com/) This is very as I am one of those people who do not keep up with the daily news and what is going on in the world. I learn about what is going on around the world by watching these satirical news shows. For example, the Rob Ford news I heard about from other people, but never really watched what was going on until I saw the SNL Rob Ford skit. Same thing goes for the Tiger Woods news that happened awhile back, I remember watching the SNL skit on it and just crying because it was so funny.
I believe that the more these shows start to cover more and more stories the more they will grow and produce more satirical news. Soon enough we could see the news being split half and half between the regular news channels and the satirical news channels. I would definitely prefer the satirical news more, but that is just my opinion. People around the world love news things and as said here, “These kinds of shows bring a whole new way to view the political world and maybe deal a few digs while they’re at it.”(http://comedressedtoimpress.wordpress.com/), people are going to start slowly moving more towards satirical news if these channels/programs continue to grow.
Really? Who doesn’t like a good laugh now and again especially when someone messes and the satirical news takes it and gets real creative with it? I sure do and I know there are others out there who do as well.