Monday, September 10, 2007

News that isn't.

When you spend a weekend working out of town, it's really easy to end up in a hotel room at night watching the news channels and their ad nauseam coverage of news that really isn't news. In particular the newscasters were all enthralled with the latest Osama tape. I suppose that it's more news-worthy than the 6 straight hours of Paris Hilton reporting that I had to sit through in the Detroit airport, but I still find it amazing that there would be so much gawking and chattering about why the most wanted (or unwanted) man in the world would dye his beard.

It sure makes newspapers more appealing.

Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.

(Vietnamese proverb, as quoted by Vo Dong Giang.)