For those who don’t know Marshall McLuhan, he is the grandpappy of media studies. Being a mediated personality and all, I sort of feel it is important to have a good solid grasp on my heritage, so …
Amidst the many really interesting things he says about the nature of media and the mediated life, one little phrase really leaps out:
To make the news is to become fictionalized.
He’s right, but what does that mean?