Regarding the crane collapse in NYC today, this is the ad that's running on Channel Two:
"See and Hear the Panic Tonight at 11:00pm on WCBS News!", is the breathless announcement.
"Incredible New Footage as the Search for Answers Continues!"
It's pornography. It's tragedy as a sideshow. We think we're so much more sophisticated, more civilized than the crowds who used to gather to watch public hangings, but we haven't changed a bit!
"You Can See and Hear the Chaos!" They actually said that. I'm turning the channel.