Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Why I Appreciate Long-Form News

"My analogy [of 24/7 news] is it's rather like standing 2 feet away from a railroad track and watching the trains go by. And, boy, you're close and it's exciting and there's a lot of energy and you really feel as though you're on top of it, but you can't for the life of you see what's going on. And if you really want to know what's going on, you've got to step back 10 feet, 20 feet, 50 feet, sometimes half a mile, so that you can see the locomotive and the caboose and everything that is in between."

-Ted Koppel

I plan on watching Koppel's The People's Republic of Capitalism tonight.

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