I had flashbacks to Sesame Street this morning while trying to scan through some news headlines. Remember the game where you had to pick the item that did not belong? Here were the headlines that greeted me this morning?
Britain warns terror threat is worsening
Police: Spears has minor accident in Mercedes
Haitian prime minister ousted over high food prices
Sing Along: “one of these things is not like the others, one of these things does not belong…”
Does someone at CNN really think that those headlines are all equivalent? That Ms. Spears having a minor traffic accident with no injuries and minor damage is equivalent to arguments to increase the amount of time prisoners can be held with out charge and an entire country rising in revolt because they are starving?
Or is the public so oversaturated with bad news that is beyond their control, almost beyond imagining that we have to throw in “digestable” news chunks just to cope?