Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Nine Things I Hate About You

If TV news is phony and manipulative, cable news is phony and manipulative to the tenth power. That said, from the required reading department comes Jack Shafer's scathing critique of Katrina coverage on cable news. The 24 hour channels have yanked out all the stops in reporting this unprecedented story, including all the tricks in the book for creating artificial drama ---as if this situation really needs it.