… I thought the Situation Room was pretty compelling yesterday. Normally the fact that there are six or seven screens on the walls showing different things at the same time is kind of disorienting. There’s usually not enough news to justify that many screens, and most of the shots are unrecognizable. But on huge stories like Hurricane Katrina, being able to show so many aspects at once was a valuable capability. One screen would be a helicopter shot of the wrecked I-10 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, and another would show a family being rescued from a rooftop, while still another could show an arial view of the city submerged in water. Having a Situation Room is pointless when the top story is Mother Sheehan’s traveling Bush-hatin’ show. But it works when you have an actual situation.
Margaret Atwood Contradicts Herself on Whether Judge Barrett’s Religious Group Inspired The Handmaid’s Tale
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