Little has changed in 20 years

I am reading an excellent book on Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber.  The description of the press coverage after his arrest, and how they got so much wrong, rings true today: “Reportage at the time of Kaczynski’s arrest had exhibited a feature of pack journalism: It was wide but shallow.Reporters followed each other’s footsteps, interviewed the same people, and reached identical conclusions.”

From Harvard and the Unabomber by Alston Chase (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003).  Highly recommended.

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