Critical Thinking In An Era Of Distraction

“The past 10 years have been a vivid tutorial in the truth of Marshall McLuhan’s phrase, ‘the medium is the message’. The rise of 24/7 pay-TV and the concomitant decline of traditional network news has fragmented the old collective audience. Today disparate groups receive the same news, but filtered through a different angle of the political prism. Web commentary has split these primary colours into a thousand graded hues.”

Source: The Australian 05/26/11