TV- entertainment promotes non-democratic feelings

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Sat May 11 2002 - 21:16:28 BST

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    Vincent, this is the promised article, just a translation. Further info about
    the analyse I have not.

    The connection between watching entertainmentprograms and the cultivation
    of uncertainty- feelings, is mush clearer than previously supposed.
    This is the conclusion of an investigation done by VUB- docent M. Hooghe.
    Suprisingly is that not so mush the newsprograms are the cause for those
    uncertainty feelings.

    " We could conclude that watching easy entertainment programs for a long
    time, points to a tendency to seclude oneself from the ( hostile and dange-
    rous) outside world, and thus to search for an easy form of relaxation/ diver-
    sion/ relief."
    The outside world is perceived ( more and more) as a strange and threatening
    environment, which must be avoided. According to Hooghe has the tendency
    to put everything under a jolly/ pleasant/ funny/ amusing spell important
    political and cultural consequenties.

    What for me raises the question, to what programs were the Dutch watching
    for the last ten years that a guy like Fortuyn could get so mush support !?
    And by the way, Vincent, to some people, the media is one of the causes
    he was mudered. The media made of Fortuyn someone he really wasn 't....

    Hope you enjoy this,




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