News, truth, and media hype

This is a wonderful time to watch the news. We’ve all joined one of a few big program audiences in the country. We follow our program, full time, on and off all day, with the same devotion we used to show to our favorite weekly television series. We think of what we see as news, but all the energy is in the story.

The folks who write for us wake up each day, reach for the morning fact sheet, and figure out how to weave the latest events into the tale they left off with yesterday. When they publish in the evening, they often discover their inserted facts were either wrong or unrepresentative. But it’s still a great story.

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