I wish I had a great story to tell you, or some horrifying video to post here about going through airport security over the Thanksgiving break. Though I had admittedly scratched my head and made that Scooby Doo sound (“Hoh?”) when reading about the huge, national uproar over “the new measures,” I’d decided there must be some reason people were all up and arms.
Um, yeah. (I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. I stood in the foot outlines, made that funny triangle shape over my head with my hands and let someone look at my shadowy form. It was more like going to a yoga class than through a prison pat-down.)
That’s why I enjoyed this piece by David Carr. It’s thoughtful, angry, funny and smart. And it helped me understand the strangeness of what he calls “the media mushroom cloud.”
What do you think? Do we need to do more of this kind of “truth detection” and analysis while we are in the midst of a story like this one? How meta should we get?