I’m very bothered by how the news channels are rehashing 9/11 footage and reports today. I understand their theory, but the problem I’m having is that I just glance at the news on the work TVs as I’m walking around. I’m not getting any “real” news; I’m seeing historic news. As I’m not expecting historic news, I think for just a moment that I’m seeing current news.
I’m used to it now, but I really don’t see the point in showing history on a 24-hour news network. It’d be one thing if they were doing analysis of political attitudes or airline safety then & now, and they were using old footage to emphasize the point…but that doesn’t seem to be. It seems like they’re all taking a day off and are just running the old coverage.