I think I have found an excellent example of the problem with some media people.
Here is an extract from the script of the movie Showtime.
Rene Russo plays a television show host who wants to turn police work into a reality. She comes to her producer, Peter Jacobson, and throws the newspaper down before him to get him to see what she is talking about which is a policeman, Robert De Niro, who shot a video camera that was in his way:
Russo: I have the show to pull your network from the ratings toilet.
Jacobson: You can do public executions?
Russo: Meet Mitch Preston.
Jacobson: You know I don't read.
Russo: Look at the pictures.
He doesn't read?