Friday, March 11, 2011

Interesting times

“May you live in interesting times.”

Chinese curse?

Well, maybe not. “The Yale Book of Quotations” says, “No authentic Chinese saying to this effect has ever been found.”

Regardless, if these are not interesting times, I can’t imagine what would be.

From a journalistic perspective, the inanity of the talking heads on TV is always at its worst when they attempt to cover huge breaking news events like the earthquake off the coast of Japan and the ensuing tsunami.

The apparent need to say something, anything, turns most of these people into jabbering fools. FOX News’s Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum, who come across as superficial twits on a good day, are making me want to scream this morning.

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