Signal vs. Noise

Everybody is a know-it-all these days — chicagotribune.com.

I am not interested in the take of @stinky on the Fort Hood shootings or any other current events. I am watching CNN because I expect them to gather the news, not act as a clearinghouse for any bonehead with a computer, a cable modem and a half-baked opinion.

I agree.  If I wanted to listen to a bunch of people rant–often illogically–about the latest news stories, I’d go to a bar or a coffee shop.  A news organization should filter out the noise, not promote it.  Twitter has its place in this world, but this is just a ratings grab.

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