When bin Laden bombed the embassies in '98, what TV and print were obsessed with was not terrorism -- but Monica Lewinsky.

Access journalism has become the ends, not the means.

We are in the midst of a tremendous global revolution, ... and the consequences are on a scale that are hitherto unprecedented.

It's not a bunch of green-haired kids with punctures in their faces.

I think we have a national attention deficit disorder, ... Because we're so itchy. We're changing the channel, the camera is constantly moving, the edits are flying thick and fast.

People who feel that their ways of life are threatened or feel generally anxious or confused about the way things are going are disposed to look for causes.

Can't address the big fact that the bulk of life is taking place under the pressure of an onslaught of images.