“Media doesn’t inform so much as it argues,...Context is everything, & we get very little context...” nyti.ms/1QURWNR N.Lear 20150628
Respectful, rational discourse is challenged by excessive small media clips
Interview of Norman Lear & Seth MacFarlane in New York Times June 28, 2015:
"NL: America’s biggest export is excess. We are excessive about everything. And we’ve become consumers of excess rather than citizens. Media doesn’t inform so much as it argues, bumper-sticker-style. Context is everything, and we get very little context now. We just get the 'Boom!'"
"SM:...the massive overflow of media — too much media — has made it harder to have a discussion. The freedom to find answers through communication is punished when things are picked apart and used for profit as sound bites."