So the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Now, for those of you who wasted the morning glued to the cable news channels, what are you going to do with that information? For starters, the networks were throwing stuff on the air before anybody had read the ruling. They had their “experts” in the studio ready to pontificate on something they haven’t read.
By suppertime, people will have actually read the ruling and they’ll get it right. There’s no practical need to know anything any sooner.
In the deadline fever, Both CNN and Fox gave us perfect examples of the problems with nonstop news. Poynter captured these images: