I found all of the articles and discussions this week to be very interesting. Especially Butsch's article about the working-class buffoon role present in many media texts. I remember in class talking about why the working class is usually presented as buffoonish and as someone to laugh at. I was trying to figure out why this is true in media today. What I realized was we, as media consumers, are looking to be entertained by TV and movies. We want to experience something new and interesting that we wouldn't have the opportunity to experience in our own lives. If you look at some of the most popular shows on TV right now some stand out as being very far from what any of us will likely experience in our lives. Breaking Bad, Dexter, and Weeds are some of the big ones. We want to believe that our lives could potentially be immensely different if given the chance. When we see the working-class featured in media, they are not in a serious or dramatic context, because we don't aspire to be working-class. We aspire to have exciting and unique lives so we classify the working-class as less than ideal. Because of this we tend to look down on them and, as Americans tend to do, we make fun of them, make fun of their lifestyles. It's a sad realization, but also an interesting way to decipher the issue of class difference in the media.