CNN’s Howard Kurtz writes about Hurricane Sandy, and argues that not only did the storm live up to the hype, but that it showed the value of non-stop news, even when the information presented is fragmented, incomplete or incorrect.
And that, even in this age of media fragmentation, may be cable TV’s greatest service. We watch and experience the highs and lows together, even those in parts of the country that are unaffected. It is the polar opposite of a presidential campaign, with its relentless hyper-partisanship. In fact, by upending the final week of the campaign, the hurricane and the media attention surrounding it provided a uniquely unifying moment.
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