October 14, 2002

Beltway sniper and the news cycle…

Howard Kurtz continues to follow the press coverage of the beltway sniper. The coverage of these crimes illustrates the damage to journalism caused by TV’s voracious 24-hour news cycle. Last night on CNN I watched a series of interviews with reporters on the scene about their impressions of the events. It seems very few people find this strange any longer.

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