Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Don't you dare confuse me with facts.

Ted Koppel, interviewed on the BBC:
"I think we're living through the — I hope — the final stages of what I like to call the age of entitlement...We now feel entitled not to have the news that we need but the news that we want. We want to listen to news that comes from those who already sympathize with our particular point of view. We don't want the facts any more."
I think a lot more of the blame ought to cast on the messenger as well--this deplorable state did not develop solely as a result of the public's dragging the the media kicking and screaming to new depths, but it is a pretty accurate summation of the what the public seems to demand today.

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