SOLOMON: Wading Through A Flood Of Media Cliches

The calendar says that autumn has arrived, but what's more apparent is that Americans are up to their eyeballs in a deluge of media cliches. Ever since the Starr report became an instant classic of political pornography, news watchers have been wading through an endless flood of dubious truisms and easy platitudes.This media tempest won't be receding any time soon, so we may as well scrutinize the popular notions that keep emerging from the spin cycle. For instance:* "No one likes this sordid, demeaning story."Actually, no one ITAL>admits


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