In this era of instant communication, with thousands of media outlets competing for scoops and audiences 24/7, the opportunity for reflective and thoughtful conversation seems nearly impossible. In its place is the more strident and spontaneous action/reaction that has led to a startling increase in sweeping generalities, news as entertainment, polarization of Americans, name calling and in far too many cases, irrevocable harm to individuals whose words or actions were misinterpreted or re-framed for some other’s agenda.
Last week I attended a luncheon where Juan Williams, former NPR news analyst and current FOX News contributor, was the keynote speaker. For the first time since he was unexpectedly fired from NPR last October, Mr. Williams spoke publicly about the entire incident.
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