"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms."
Two minutes of awesome.
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(h/t: Steve Benen)
[Added] Via Twin, something else along these lines, from ONN.
Having worked as a TV news reporter I found Charlie's piece very amusing - some of us have long believed reporting like this is a rubbish way to do things!But even if a journalist wants to tell stories in a more authentic and engaging way, the constraints of the so-called "house style" in many news organisations make it difficult to achieve.What's needed is a massive culture shift and a complete re-think of what we understand quality broadcast news reporting is.And guess what? That's exactly what's happening, though you'd never believe it from what we're still mostly seeing on TV.Anyway, the new digital technologies, and shake up of "old school/old mainstream" journalism means new platforms and styles of "news" storytelling can now emerge.Let's hope fresh and appropriate ways of funding appear too, so we can kill off this dreadful formulaic reporting and delivery, and clear the way for more natural and interesting ways to treat stories and content.Much love,Ian Aspin. www.twitter.com/ianaspin
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