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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Wednesday October 29, 2003
09:24 PM

Drives them nuts

[ #15465 ]
Dear Log,

«Ancient wisdom says that people hear only what they want to hear. But that is so yesterday. Now everywhere you turn, people are hearing only what they don't want to hear, the stuff that sickens them, makes them angry and, frankly, drives them nuts.»

--"Who Sells Darkness? : The media hasn't filtered out what good news there is in Iraq"

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  • I read an awful lot of news on the web. I've noticed that while I feel better informed and more alarmed than I ever have been, at the same time I feel strangely out of touch, not sure if I'm walking on air.

    Because I know that right alongside me in those miles of fiber optic cables, some other person is reading their favorite news sites and getting equally alarmed -- in totally opposite ways.

    Given the huge firehose of info it's distressingly easy to grep out stuff that fits your own neuroses. I *think* my