George Stroumboulopoulos

This is a sympathy post. George Stroumboulopoulos is a talk show host. He’s been moved from an hour show to a half hour show.

That half hour show will be shown twice.

The reality here is, all our TV programming is done absolutely as cheaply as possible. The production quality of the news program’s ads for itself far exceeds the news content quality of that news program. On one occasion I recall they interviewed grade eight students on some event that they knew nothing about. It was just social studies. When I find myself watching the news, I play a game: to find the clip most often repeated during the hour. I think the record is five times, and it happens occasionally.

So, following this trend of cheapness versus content, G.S. becomes one hour of air time by re-airing a half hour.

I don’t know what you call this, but I call it “the economy of stale”.

Sorry, George. You deserve better than this.

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