The Tells of Fiat News
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Maybe my memory is broken, but as a kid / young adult (in the '70s/'80s, I’m not Methuselah), I don’t remember all these “news analysis,” or “insight” pieces co-existing on the news pages as they do now. When done with integrity and honestly, they can provide more context, background and perspectives to all the “and then” reporting that should be on the news pages, but instead, they have become little more than editorials - story telling (all “but,” “therefore,” “because”) with a bias trying to masquerade as impartial analysis - on the news pages.
Separate thought: many well-written books and movies open with several disparate parts (all “and thens”) that build suspense and, sometimes, engaging confusing before bringing those pieces together later in a satisfying “oh, that’s how it all ties together” way. It’s a different model of story telling, but one that can be quiet effective - not in a short story or 22 minute sitcom, though.
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