I don’t remember exactly what the inspiration was, but since last night, I’ve been mulling over a new idea about news. Like, The News. Tom Brokaw and the New York Times. (I know; exciting, right? See why I had to tell you about it?)
I briefly heard someone talk about today’s news stories as something they go to for entertainment, rather than true information. Bread and circuses to keep us entertained. The implication was that current news stories are hyperbolic, a little bit made-up and sensational. As I type these words, I suppose in some sense, this is true, but… really?