Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Slow News Day...

...for Thomas Friedman, who uses the entirety of his column today to re-cap an Anderson Cooper investigation with little more input than nods of approval:

On Nov. 4, Anderson Cooper did the country a favor. He expertly deconstructed on his CNN show the bogus rumor that President Obama’s trip to Asia would cost $200 million a day. This was an important “story.” It underscored just how far ahead of his time Mark Twain was when he said a century before the Internet, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” But it also showed that there is an antidote to malicious journalism — and that’s good journalism.

The piece is but ten paragraphs long, seven of which contain Cooper's name in the first or second sentence.

I mean, really, a link to the story or an embedded video is all that's necessary.

Telling the story of telling the story is so meta and dull. Get a blog, dude.

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