April 20, 2007

CHO OVERLOAD: “Whenever anything really bad happens, you can be sure that ‘the media’ will instantly become more emetic than ever, bombarding you round-the-clock with pseudo stories that endlessly repeat the some two-and-one-half facts and skein of groundless conjecture they first broadcast 36 hours ago. The banner ‘New Developments’ regularly flits across the bottom of the television screen, but there are almost never any new developments, only those nauseating talking heads emanating concern and sincerity while milking the story of every last drop of sentimental indulgence.”

This produces higher ratings in the short run, but I think it costs them over the long run.

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