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English 2100--Assignment 2 The Times proclaims itself to be the world most interesting magazine It quite possibly may be but that is about all it is If by chance the word news were to placed before the word magazine in that statement it would be more than just a minor deception since the kind of article that appear in the magazine could hardly be categorized as news The market that the Times caters for is the homogenized American middle class at least the issue printed in the US Since most people in America considers themselves to be middle class this give the Times a large clientele The commercial nature of the venture prevents the magazine from publishing real news and issues instead it quite happily churns out sensational stories bordering on the tabloid which readers seem to gobble up in delight The content can be attributed to the laws of demand and supply It seems that that people have no real desire to be informed This probably because the average person does not aspire to be anything but middle class A common trait of the middle classes in general is to try to climb up the social ladder and a good way to do this is to sound and be informed or to at least pretend but this is not true for the American middle class It revels in its mainstream appeal and its ignorance Even people who should be considered upper class prefer to refer to themselves as middle class This inverted snobbery creates the perfect market for any commodity A whole country of homogenized tastes and preferences its a dream come true for any capitalist One wonders if this standardization is because of the free will of the masses has suddenly coincided or is there a more subtle manipulation at work that seem to benefit the people making all those profits So the question arises what interests the average Times reader A
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