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Saturday, April 30, 2005
 
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So, I'm walking through the airport this morning after getting in from Austin, and I see rapt clusters of people around the CNN Airport news monitors. There's a grim faced sheriff-y looking guy on the screen. Obviously it's a news conference. Something terrible, important or both must have happened while I was in the air.

So, I stop to see how the world has changed today. Oh. It's the runaway bride story. As the news conference ends, they switch back to the vapid talking CNN newsreaders. The good looking young guy looks all of us in the eye and says earnestly, "We'll have continuing coverage on this developing story, so stay with us."

Developing story? Continuing coverage? There must not be anything else important happening today.

Right?
Right?
Right?

I worked with some folks over the last few days who get all of their news from cable TV, notably Foxnews. Strangely, their picture of the world seems different from mine, somehow. I just smile and nod.
 
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