At the beginning of the 20th century many artists stated: "ART is DEAD!" And some of them as those united around Dadaism, as Marcel Duchamp, gave a new meaning to many meaningless things just as making the urinal a piece of art. Today, hundred years later I would like to say that - MEDIA are DEAD! They have reached the point that - nihil novi – nothing new can happen, since already everything has happened – we have seen pictures of people and their bodies that rather would fit a slaughter house wall than a cover-page of a magazine, yet those appeared on them, just as the people in the talk-shows were stripping themselves from humanity, or often news were proven to simply lie. And on the top of everything something very private – a human story – became penetrated, violated, and commercialized. This is not anymore about what Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky said on “manufacturing consent/content” in media… since today it is also more and more about the urinal – that is where our media are right now, in a big solid piece of urinal, which leaks on us stories of the one-week stars who cook for you in a morning show or of a day-to-day violence that became a day-to-day immunization on the people’s suffering.
Do you think that after a murder, or a murder for your loved one to be exact, there should be a full out investigation on what happened? I would think, but what if the FBI failed to adequately investigate, or if they just flat out failed to investigate entirely? How would you, as an American citizen, respond?