From Ubiquitous To Invisible

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"Try transporting yourself back to the time of Imus. Hard, isn't it? It was just five or six days ago, but it might as well be five months."

--William Powers in the National Journal. He adds: "We really do care about these stories for a few days, sometimes a week. Then one morning you wake up to find that the most urgent topic on the planet (or at least in this intensely self-absorbed corner of it), the five-alarm narrative that everyone from Bush to Obama to Rosie was weighing in on, has vanished from the collective consciousness."