Thursday, October 2, 2008
Narrative in a Vacuum
The Super Bowl is 60 minutes long including huddles and whatnot. The game itself lasts about four hours.
The pregame show lasts five hours. That’s just on the network broadcasting the game. ESPN starts its coverage on – like – Thursday.
That is a whole lot of narrative about something when nothing is happening.
Principle: In a vacuum, people will create their own narratives.
Observation: News media are run by people.
Think about that as you watch the pundicrats manage (and create) expectations leading up to the debates.
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