Kent Brockman, Springfield's principal news presenter illustrates the glibness, amplification, and sensationalism of broadcast journalism.
Most of The Simpsons media satire focuses on television.
This is mainly done through three characters: Krusty the Clown, Sideshow Bob, and Troy Mc Clure, performers in fictional television programs within The Simpsons.
Instead of dying of the explosion however, the pieces of the executives reconstitute into what Jean describes as a "super-executive".
These sequences were inspired by Jean's dissatisfaction with some network executives, who he felt took control over a television series he was working on before he returned to The Simpsons in 1999.
The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a show within a show, which is used as a satire of animation and in some cases The Simpsons itself.
Topics include censorship, plagiarism, unoriginal writing, live-action clip shows and documentaries.He changes the content of that show to present readings of classic literature and segments examining the emotional lives of pre-teens.He believes that by exposing the kids to high culture he will improve their lives.They try to incorporate what they see as a rebellious character into a failing television show with the comment "This is popular with the kids", but the viewers later reject the character.The Fox network itself is often the target of jokes."I had just worked on a show on another network [...] we had a show where there were a lot of notes from executives", Jean said of the inspiration for the scenes.