An other interesting aspect of TV coverage of the Simpson's case is
television news's self-reflexivity about its own coverage.
Self-reflexivity, of course, is not new in TV. What is new, I think, is the
Tv news anchor's reference to and analysis of their own coverage of the
case WITHOUT implicating themselves as organizations or individuals
involved in the coverage. This is a disembodied form of self-reflexivity
that tends to undermine the progressive politics of
self-reflexivity. Here is another example of cooptation and
depoliticization of the so-called alternative disocurses.
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