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By prospect   April 2009

How 24-hour news could destroy the world

Tony Blair dubbed the media a “feral beast,” but politicians still grin and bear its intrusion. But what if Blair was right and the press monster is not just an obstacle to decent politics, but an active threat to global security too? It’s a complaint given weight by a recent book, No Time to Think, by Pulitzer prize-winning newsman Howard Rosenberg and veteran reporter Charles S Feldman. The two interview Ted Sorensen, adviser to JFK during the Cuban missile crisis. Sorensen, asked how things might have panned out in the age of Guido…

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