8 April 2005


Heard from a letter to NPR (and similar to what I've been thinking lately): "I'm tired of hearing about the pope for every opening segment of the news. Yes, he's still dead, but there must be some important news going on in the world."

Heard endlessly before from critics of the media (and similar to what I've argued): "The media will pick up a story and then abandon it quickly for the next ephemeral event. They never follow up on old stories. We're a nation with a short attention span, and I blame the media for it."

It's wonderful to be put in your place. And even more wonderful when you do it to yourself and don't have the embarrassment of someone else recognizing it first.

[ posted by sstrader on 8 April 2005 at 8:47:34 PM in Culture & Society ]