How Tucker Carlson ended up doing a segment on the possibility of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer being "problematic"
The Fox News host was responding Thursday night to a Huffington Post video that collected some tweets calling the annual Christmas special "seriously problematic." As Max Read explains, the "Problematic Rudolph" controversy is just another example of how the "Content Cycle" helps fill time on cable news. "The Content Cycle, a phrase I did not just come up with right now, describes how content arises from the internet, is absorbed into cable television, and then gets redistributed back into the internet for the cycle to begin anew," he says. "Like the water cycle, the Content Cycle provides sustenance and habitation to a multitude of organisms, and in many ways it exists independently of human thought. Let’s walk through Problematic Rudolph as our emblematic example of the Content Cycle."
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