Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Like Watching the Weather Channel...."

This past week's nonstop coverage of the Boston Marathon terrorism story brought home the fact that we truly do have a 24-hour news apparatus that tries harder to outdo the competition than doing true journalism.  The endless speculation and getting basic facts wrong finally drove me to reruns of The Big Bang Theory.

This quote summed it up for me:

"It's like watching the Weather Channel, except with cops and guns."
 

Via the Earth Bound Misfit, who added:
That was the comment that a friend had about the televised coverage of the doings in the Boston area today. If anybody uttered a new syllable, it was breaking news.
 
 
 

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