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Every TV newscast starts with “Breaking News”

March 29, 2017

Have you noticed that every TV newscast these days starts with “Breaking News”?

Presumably, “Breaking News” means that something unusual and extraordinary happened. Something that requires urgent reporting and attention.

But it occurs to me that if everything is unusual and extraordinary, then that becomes the new norm. That is, the unusual and extraordinary become the usual and ordinary. It is no longer “Breaking News”.