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Moving Pictures: Print Still Outshining Video in Japan

In Roundups on March 18, 2011 at 6:00 am

On March 14, a mother tried to talk to her daughter, who was isolated after leaving the vicinity of Fukushima’s nuclear plants. (Photo by Yuriko Nakao/Reuters)

Here’s what caught my eye this week:

Japan. Sorry to be a broken record, but the television news coverage of this disaster remains surprisingly – and frustratingly – lacking. I’ve seen no video that illustrates the horror as well as photographs like the one above.

Representative Anthony Weiner. The New York Democrat mocked the House Republicans’ efforts to defund NPR with a brilliant floor speech. Weiner’s college roommate would be proud.

Kurt and Blaine. Surprise! They finally kissed. Some are surprised Fox didn’t hype it beforehand to goose the ratings; I prefer to think we’ve reached a point where same-sex PDAs in prime time are no longer a big deal.

Sue Sylvester. Speaking of Glee: Was anyone else disturbed when the show’s villainess responded to her club’s loss at regionals by slugging the mistress of ceremonies?

Sherlock. The Brits named it television’s best drama. Nice to know they agree with me.

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