The Press and "Game of Thrones"

Firing LineMcLaughlinPoint CounterpointCrossfireWonder WomanThe Mummy As I peruse the news this morning I note that it does not take long after the Congressional baseball game for the headlines to return to the new normal of constant administration intrigue and unnamed sources mongering.  I felt a bit of bile start to rise and then I thought to myself, “Nah, they are just doing what they are supposed to do.” There job is to tell stories.  Sure they are supposed to be reported, not made up, but stories involve conflict and if you want people to read your story you have to play up the conflict.  In my adult lifetime the news media have discovered that argument sells.  Whether its “Firing Line,”  “McLaughlin,” “Point Counterpoint,”...

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Jun 16th 2017
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