fredag 5 november 2010

Hooray, journalists on strike!

I switched on Radio 4 this morning only to find that the usual news programmes had been replaced by a much more interesting documentary.

Which makes me wonder if we really need all this urgent-sounding gabble pushed into our homes morning, noon and night. It could be good for the nation's equanimity and sense of proportion to have regular breaks from the endless stream of matters of the immediate moment, of no lasting consequence. They serve merely to make people anxious.

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