Shark weak

Brian Switek comments on this week’s “Megalodon” program on Discovery, which lured viewers with the idea that a prehistoric gigantic shark might still be circling around out there somewhere: “It Came from Basic Cable”.

But in all this outrage, we shouldnt forget that hoaxes, fraud, deception, and salacious depiction have existed for as long as there have been wildlife films. I dont expect that to change anytime soon, especially since the most popular shows are the ones that are unapologetic fakes. Audiences bear some responsibility for making these monsters, too.

The best line is at the end: “Everybody is chumming for viewers”.