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Joe Carter at “The Evangelical Outpost” writes that the “daily-ness” of the news cycle publicizes the trivial.

Before you disagree, ask yourself this two-part question about any news article: what makes this story important and what distinguishes it from mere gossip and/or trivia?

One aspect of any answer would have to include an explanation of how how [sic] the story either fits into a broader narrative or has an inherent permanence. But how often does that apply to our daily news? How much of what happens every day truly is all that important? How many of us have ever even stopped to ask why we have daily news?

Ask yourself: are bloggers guilty of the same thing?