The Corner

Putting On My Producer Hat

I think the networks would be much better advised to start doing longer pieces on one thing, soup to nuts, all the way through. Give us a tick-tock on Umm Qasr. Explain from beginning to end what happened yesterday in the Kurdish North. We get no big picture because they keep saying “we take you now to X,” “We interrupt this report to show you Y” etc. The networks need to catch their breaths. Instead of the “military minutes” offer military mini-documentaries. Explain whole strategies. Do multiple interviews on the same topic. Have two military types debate the same set of facts. This rapid-fire stuff makes the big picture harder to see, not easier.


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