Talking head blues Bit of a whine from Mark Kingwell (my colleagues are mean to me! Wendy Mesley was mean to me! Producers are mean to me!),
but there is a decent point being made - why should "intellectuals"
try to educate the general public via TV on a topic they are an expert in
if all it gets them is the disapproval of their colleagues for "lowering"
themselves by being seen on TV? How is public discourse expected to improve
if the people that might improve it avoid it? TV isn't inherently evil!