AOL’s Politics Daily Calls for a ‘Slow News Movement’

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Here’s how we know things have gotten out of control in the wake of the Breitbart/Sherrod story: America Online’s original content is pleading with the country to slow down the news cycle.

Walter Shapiro makes his case:

Every second, we are mentally assaulted by hyperbolic cable TV “breaking news” alerts, data bursts and Twitter trivia. Meaning and context disappear amid the bite-sized news nuggets. In the world of politics, every new poll, TV ad and opposition-research press release is treated as a game changer on par with Newt Gingrich handing down the Contract With America from Mount Sinai. If everything is equally important, then simultaneously everything is equally unimportant.

Whole case is here.

H/T Romenesko