Our whole society shares this stupidity

Quote of the Day for January 3rd, 2011: John Sommerville, from an article in the October 1991 issue of First Things, entitled: Why the News Makes Us Dumb:  The News can’t be fixed. There is something about daily publication, all by itself, that distorts reality. That is why the addiction to News that so many of us share has brought on a kind of stupidity. Our whole society shares this stupidity, and so we have a hard time recognizing it. Catching up on some blog reading I missed last week, I noticed that Joe Carter had penned a piece at Fi...