John Brummett: The Final Word on Choose Your News

From John Brummett’s fourth (and final?) column on the Choose Your News saga:

The teddy bear versus the tiger – yeah, that’s what it was.

As the audience member observed: I was making a reasonable argument about not trivializing news coverage and Fisher was making a reasonable argument about appealing to a lost modern audience. We thought we were engaging each other but actually we were talking through each other and getting caught in our own crossfire.

I was saying the television news show itself was not well-served by a reporter’s daily diversion to an obligatory piece that on-line voters had chosen. I was saying she was glorifying the new tools, the toys, the Web, rather than the 6 p.m. report.

Read it all here.

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2 Responses

  1. […] Brummett along with a fiesty response from the Arkansas blogosphere, notably from David Kinkade, Lance Turner and Jason Tolbert (yes, I wrote a bit about it, […]

  2. […] congratulations! You’ve found the object of your own Brummett-esque Twitter/Kristin Fisher obsession, ARGOCOGLOWARM. Be nice, and treat it well. It won’t always be […]

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