Attention Deficit

The media, including the media that I watch, are growing increasingly tiresome, offering up glimmers of hope but always feeling the need to return to the bread and butter of bad news and sensationalism, and violence they have to warn viewers about being hard to watch.

It has become obvious that they cannot just report the news. They have to spice things up, turn it into a saccharine tug at the heartstrings or an in-your-face assault on good taste and restraint. It really is about retaining viewership and ratings. Not merely about facts. Facts are boring. Boredom is the death knell.

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