Remember how in the West Wing, CJ Cregg/Allison Janney would always say “That’s a lid” at the end of her press briefing and the reporters wouldn’t get any more news from her?
My sister and I have been wondering if other people decide occasionally just to opt out of a particular news cycle because it seems like too much trouble. Usually this happens when we inadvertently miss the first pass, maybe under-estimating a story’s ‘legs,’ and then have to decide if we’re going to race to get caught up. Or just opt out completely. For example, neither of us knows ANYTHING about the blind Chinese dissident. It’s weird because the blind Chinese dissident story is exactly the kind of thing I would normally be following with keen interest. And yet… I just feel like I can’t be bothered. (I know! Horrible!) And I didn’t tune in to the whole Kony business. AT ALL. I’m wondering if anyone else would cop to this? I’m not talking about just inadvertently missing something that you’re not really aware you’re missing, but actually deciding, rather purposefully, that you’re not going to invest the energy in following a big story. See what I mean? (Yes, this is asinine. Understood.)