The danger of the news business is it can desensitize us to the news.
If you see images of something often enough, the shock of it wears away until it seems like something normal. When things are normal, we tend not to pay much attention to it. Famines, for example, don’t outrage us much anymore for some reason.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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