Very entertaining –- as movie theme, TV serial, or short story adaptation; but as news and public affairs segment, very perplexing.
(photo from NBC, Grimm Season 4, used here non-commercially for academic purposes)
A bonus media monitor (5th) is open starting today up to Feb. 20 at 5pm (deadline) on news and public affairs programs that feature “superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, such as supernaturalpowers, foretelling of the future, astrology,phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mind-reading, hypnotism, faith healing or similar subjects xxx” (these segments are actually for promotion of products and services on occasion of the Chinese New Year).
Very amusing to those who are aware of their leisure value but too abysmal for the credulous and gullible.
Please use the following, as applicable, in your discussion:
KBP Broadcast Code of Ethics 2007. “Art. 13. Superstition and the Occult. Sec. 1. Programs featuring superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, such as supernatural powers, foretelling of the future, astrology,phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mind-reading, hypnotism, faith healing or similar subjects shall be careful not to induce belief in them. Care shall be taken to prevent the exploitation of people who may be easily swayed by such superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices.”
By analogy, the online news media may be included for the media monitor.
Or a regular media monitor may be submitted (4th) with deadline tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7pm.
Students have already been informed, not in a supernatural way but repeatedly, of the different ways of submitting the posts.