--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."
"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."
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