Something you would need a TV to understand
May 3, 2004 11:30 PM   Subscribe

If you get all your news from watching Weekend Update or The Daily Show, you might find FootnoteTV helpful. The site comments and expounds on the newsworthy topics that often crop up in television shows. The parent site, newsaic, has subsites that examine comics and popular culture, among other things, as well.
posted by EatenByAGrue (3 comments total)
Wow. That is ... spectacularly pedantic.

These people must think we're culturally illiterate morons. (Actually, I can't really say for sure that I'm not.)

To be fair, if I had kids of a certain age, this might be a good backgrounder tool for explaining what it is they just saw, whether it be a fake news show or the recent episode of South Park dealing with immigration that had more than a few unexplained in-jokes.

Alright, then, it is a cool site. Pedantic, but cool.
posted by chicobangs at 7:59 AM on May 4, 2004

As a West Wing fan, I found their West Wing section to be interesting and informative, telling even a news junkie like me some stuff I didn't know.

Of course, what makes me sad is that the people who are most likely to not 'get' the references are, I think, the same people who are least likely to seek out a site like this.

Anyhow, I think its a useful and interesting link. Thanks for sharing it with us.
posted by anastasiav at 9:28 AM on May 4, 2004

Going to "newsaic" I was confronted with the following date-line: "In the News : April 11, 2004"

Running a wee bit behind the times it would seem.
posted by clevershark at 11:40 PM on May 4, 2004

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