Saturday, May 24, 2003[posted by jaed at 12:28 AM]
No reason except I liked it:
Daniel Henninger, in today's WSJ:
In the world of media, at least, it's a rare fact that is allowed to stand on its own short legs anymore; instead, the little factling has to be poked, pinched and shaken until it gives up its "meaning." Much cable news consists almost wholly of earnest anchormenschen asking a never-ending stream of experts what something that we just saw with our own eyes really means, or better yet, what it's going to mean. "Whaddaya think's gonna happen here, Jim?" People who watch fortunetellers every night are likely to believe, or not believe, anything.That is just a beautiful piece of writing.