Sunday, April 06, 2003

"How to Keep Your Perspective When the Media Lose Theirs": Writer Orson Scott Card describes what media coverage of a football game would be like if written by some of the uninformed war correspondents:
"The Redskins seem to be worried about getting the ball. They're all huddled up, apparently planning something. Now they're coming out and lining up -- but they don't match up with the Cowboys' men! What is going on here? What kind of plan is this? And look at that cowardly quarterback, he gets the ball and goes backward! All those Cowboys that weren't matched up are coming right at him and -- oh, look at that, who would have guessed it, he threw the ball and there just happened to be a Redskin right under it!".
(Via Heretical Ideas.)