The Television News Format is terrible at informing us about any issue more complex than a 30 second sound byte might be able to capture in totality.

As a result, if you're getting your news from TV, you aren't getting news at all; you're just getting some poor semblance of news -- whatever about the news that can be summed up in a phrase, usually. How is America supposed to understand the economy crisis from watching television news? We all know it's too complex to be summed up that way. America won't understand. She'll just get confused by phrases that, while probably all true, provide a horribly inaccurate picture of the issue on the level they are received at.

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