Monday, February 11, 2013

Jack Donaghy and Media Consolidation

NBC's (dearly departed) 30 Rock often satirized the current media landscape. Given our discussion of conglomerates, here's a relevant clip in which then-CEO of NBC Jack Donaghy explains the many subsidiaries of GE (starts at about 1:10):

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  1. Yeah, this is similar to the Simpsons constantly poking fun at Fox. I tend to cynically think that these alleged critiques of the networks' parent companies are actually very calculated. In my media studies classes we've talked about "narcotizing" effect; because 30 Rock is acting as though it is slightly politically subversive and critical of GE, viewers will feel complacent and less guilty about watching it—yet of course will actually be supporting GE by continuing to watch the show.