Media Rage

Media as Brave New World's Soma drug metaphor, LSD drug metaphor defense as Finnegans Wake mediia: 

"The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, 1995

"An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth -- scrutinizing what we mainly present to our children in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, the comics and many books -- might easily conclude that we are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many of them finally get it. What kind of society would it be if, instead, we drummed into them science and a sense of hope?" - Carl Sagan, January 9, 1994