Stephens, Chapters 8 and 9

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“Whether the subject is love, birth, weather or crime, journalists’ tastes inevitably run toward the unnatural, the extraordinary.” -- Stephens, Chapters 8 and 9

Current news is very similar to the news in 16th century England. Celebrity marriages and scandals, tragedies, strange events, etc. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. News can’t be about the ordinary or focus on all the positive events in life… because that isn’t news. I don’t understand when people complain that the news focuses too much on the unpleasant things happening in the world. What do they expect? Stories about rainbows and gumdrops? I guess they just want more human interest, fluffy bullshit.

Also, I can’t believe “stereotype” and “cliché” were originally printing terms.

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