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Attention Deficit News Disorder

An interesting article in Open Salon talks about how television news has changed since the days of Walter Cronkite.

News then:

Walter Cronkite

News now:


Not only does the screen visually assault you with information, but pundits talk over each other, rant and yell.

And we wonder why children these days aren’t learning simple manners and don’t know how to be quiet when someone is talking or don’t understand what being respectful means.

The irony is that it seems like the more we are inundated with information, the less we are engaged and the stupider we are becoming.

UPDATE: Visible Mystery has a good post about this.


One Comment

  1. KA wrote:

    It reminds me of that old NewsForce SNL skit with Tim Meadows. Sometimes that show is worryingly prescient.

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