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An NPR story about NBC’s Peter Pan Live television event points out that a significant portion of the audience of major TV hits are people who self-identify as “hate-watching” the programming. In fact, some networks are even programming to take advantage of these tendencies, embracing the live-tweeters who mock and add snide comments to the viewing experience. Jeff and Anthony have a major problem with the idea of “hate-watching”, but also both enjoy a great bad movie. Are they hypocrites, or is there a difference between ironic enjoyment and vicious mockery?

An NPR story about NBC’s Peter Pan Live television event points out that a significant portion of the audience of major TV hits are people who self-identify as “hate-watching” the programming.  In fact, some networks are even programming to take advantage of these tendencies, embracing the live-tweeters who mock and add snide comments to the viewing experience.  Jeff and Anthony have a major problem with the idea of “hate-watching”, but also both enjoy a great bad movie.  Are they hypocrites, or is there a difference between ironic enjoyment and vicious mockery?

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Today’s Story:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/04/368308833/hate-the-idea-of-peter-pan-live-nbc-is-counting-on-it

Today’s story was sent in by Ian Villarreal. Thanks, Ian! Send in your suggestions to  wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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