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Quote of the day

Posted by Charles II on February 21, 2007

“I awoke this morning in New York City to find Britney Spears plastered all over the cover of two gigantic daily newspapers, simply because she cut her hair off over the weekend. To me, this crosses a line. My definition of a news story involves something happening. If nothing happens, then you can’t have ‘news,’ because nothing has changed since the day before. Britney Spears was an idiot last Thursday, an idiot on Friday, and an idiot on both Saturday and Sunday. She was, shockingly, also an idiot on Monday.” —Matt Taibbi

3 Responses to “Quote of the day”

  1. MEC said

    So the snooze media is collectively following the adage, “Write what you know.”

  2. That is a lovely article, all about the hyper-rich beneficiaries of Bush’s plan to kill the estate tax.

    And the very best part of it: Taibbi names names.

  3. […] paraphrase Matt Taibbi, If nothing happens, then you can’t have ‘news,’ because nothing has changed since the day […]

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