Equal Time For Nutjobs

In Drew Curtis’ new book “It’s Not News, It’s Fark”, he outlines the many ways the mass media passes off crap for news. One category of faux-news he outlines is “equal time for nutjobs”, in which wildly unscientific views or conspiracy theories infiltrate articles in the name of journalistic “balance”. A good example of this trend in action is that famous anti-Harry Potter nutjob Laura Mallory (who now lists herself as an “ordained minister”).Mallory’s quest has morphed from a quirky culture-wars Harry Potter story for reporters having a slow news day, into having her rantings printed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”The mass media today knows all too well that “sorcery sells,” and the market is none other than …? You guessed it – our children. Just take a look at the flood of occult books, movies, television shows, video games, and there’s no denying it.