Broken Glass Picture

Breaking News Is Broken: Don’t watch cable news. Shut off Twitter. You’d be better off cleaning your gutters.

That’s the best headline I’ve seen so far about the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  I was traveling last week and eating dinner by myself in a bar with four big screen TVs.  In hindsight I wish I’d asked to be seated somewhere else.

In the hour I sat there I think I saw the explosion and mayhem at least a 100 times.  Each time they came back from a commercial they had to show the explosions and gore again as a lead in to the story–sometimes multiple times.  It was like watching September 11th on TV all over again.  The sad and annoying reality of the whole thing is that it was all idle speculation and after an hour of viewing I hadn’t learned a single new thing.  Who did this really help?

Why would I pay money to have this at my house?  I wouldn’t.