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Movie Trailer Style "News" Format

Cut right to the emotion and knock off this wussy "journalism" premise.
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Hey "news" networks. You want to sell emotion? Want to get the people worked up, dopamine flowing and adrenaline pumping? Then use the right format. Idiots behind a desk are so 2018.

Major disaster story: "An earthquake..." (quick cut shots of distruction and mayhem) "A politician who cares about nothing but power..." (News network's nemesis politician, Trump for CNN, Clinton for Fox, shown in an overlay laughing, possibly counting money or drinking champagne...) "The innocent suffer... (shots of innocents suffering) "But one politician says enough is enough!!" (big fanfair music with proud, head held high quarter face shots of either Hillary or Trump kneeling to wipe the tears of the little crying child...

OK, you get the idea.

So that's the politician angle, you can also target groups, individuals, it could be the badguy of the week in keeping with our new French revolution love affair with seeing people brought down.

And from a business standpoint, have you seen the amount of money those talking heads get? These could be done basically for free by interns. I'm sort of making fun of this but I'm not sure after seeing a few of these I would watch anything else.

Now don't get me wrong, all the facts can be there, they're just "spiced up a bit". Lots of information can be crammed into a 30 second compilation of stuff. Details can be scrolled across the screen, quick flashes of exact time and location. In fact, much more info could be put into 30 seconds than you could get from somebody reading during that same amount of time.

This will need lots of examples. Give me a sec.

doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018

Start easy. Put your "news" story in the appropriate slots. https://www.youtube...watch?v=KAOdjqyG37A
[doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018]

WWII HOME FRONT NEWSREEL "AMERICA'S CALL TO ARMS" 70972 https://www.youtube...watch?v=2DJWWKJ8tDM
[theircompetitor, Nov 18 2018]

Some more examples to work with. https://www.youtube...watch?v=71PS1chQk-0
[doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018]

Inspired by nineteenthly's great idea here: Unsettling_20Closing_20Music_20for_20News
[doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018]

Tom Lehrer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lehrer
Incomparable. His "Poisoning pigeons in the park" is a classic. [8th of 7, Nov 20 2018]


       Watching that news real I'm struck by how poetic the narration is, so that's something that could be brought back.
doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018

       Haven't you just invented Fox News?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2018

       Yay! [+].
nineteenthly, Nov 18 2018

       Clinton is so 2016. For zod's sake people let her go.
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2018

       Well, the point is to generate anger from the audience. If Hillary does it, that's the choice. Hate is big business, ager is an industry and loathing is a commodity.   

       Hey, I'm a consumer. We all are. If any of us ever met a person who said "Well, I like all sides." we'd hate THEM.   

       Nobody is immune. Come people, come bask in the warm glow of seething hatred! Coooome! Cooooome! (Weeknights at 8, 7 central time.)
doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018

       //Seathing// is that searingly seething?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2018

       Darn it, I knew that one too.   

       I really need to start reading these things before posting them.
doctorremulac3, Nov 18 2018

       // If any of us ever met a person who said "Well, I like all sides." ...// You've not been to England, have you?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2018

       This is why I like my news boring. Jim Lehrer style.
RayfordSteele, Nov 19 2018

       Al Gore rhythms.   

       No, boring I said. Not dead.
RayfordSteele, Nov 19 2018

       // Jim Lehrer style. //   

       Tom Lehrer style would be much more entertaining, and quite possibly more informative.
8th of 7, Nov 20 2018

       Jim Lehrer style would be good. Bygone days.
theircompetitor, Nov 20 2018

       //Tom Lehrer style//   

       "Three thousand pigeons were found dead in Central Park today. Poisoning suspected.   

       And that was that was the week that was...that was."   

       These days a few Benny Hill reruns could well stand in for the daily political news, and be fairly accurate.
RayfordSteele, Nov 20 2018


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