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Frontline exposure of current affairs programs makes a mockery of journalistic integrity Through humorous portrayals of important issues and clever imitation Frontline makes veiwers aware of ridicule towards journalistic integrity While current affairs programs are based on real life stories which are enhanced to make good news Frontline is based on the making of these stories Frontlines purpose is to inform the audience of the life behind a current affair program but more importantly its main focus is on entertaining the audience This is achieved in many ways primarily by bending real life situations out of contempt to journalists uprightness Current affair programs do not take stories as they are and simply present them with the facts they are sensationalised and enhanced to bring more entertainment value to them however this is not widely known throughout the general public Furthermore its exactly what Frontline did with The Siege and Dessert Angel when it complemented certain factors of the story to make them sound more entertaining than the boring facts By enhancing the facts and manipulating the truth it made the stories more presentable to the audience as a form of entertainment and mockery in regards to journalists This was spoken about in the Dessert Angel episode when Marty shows Stu how anyone can be turned into good media fodder Frontline is aimed at being a comedy program and therefore has a main purpose of comedy and entertainment rather than informing Most nightly current affair programs struggle to get articles for each night Most with three or four articles a night have a very tight and limited time schedule to prepare each night Therefore with such a limited time they are unable to really concentrate on the serious analysis of some current affairs programs Frontline exaggerates and exposes this concept in the episode Desert Angel where Frontlines integrity is taunted as it secures an exclusive with Australian
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