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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

TV news goes diva in comedy/reality hybrid.

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Ethical/journalistic issues like the aforementioned challenge Jones and her new co-workers, as well as Tyler's residents, some of whom feel insulted by the decision to further dumb down their news. In the midst of the controversy, Jones is hilarious as she tries to learn the ropes quickly, reverting to her tried-and-true winks and air kisses when signing off, only to be chastised by the news director, who's trying to salvage his dignity.

How much of Anchorwoman is scripted and how much is real remains a mystery. So while much of the reaction to Jones' presence is legitimate, the dialogue and truly hilarious moments are likely the mastermind of a writer. And, in a sort of post-modern twist, what seems like a commentary on the squalid state of TV journalism actually is an example of the squalid state of TV journalism.

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