Comedian Jim Gaffigan jokes that his favorite tv show is actually ‘the news.’ That the drama and excitement is greater than any fictional show. It doesn’t matter if he’s being sarcastic or ironic. His short truly demonstrates that ‘the news’ is just one big show of distraction and deception on par with Breaking Bad.
The joke also demonstrates how many people truly are ‘addicted’ to the news. Many watch hours a day and don’t even remember the big story from two weeks ago. The one they HAD to watch because it was serious breaking news. Like it is every hour and every night.