As a decade of Barataria approaches, the stories from 10 years ago have a strange relevance. This piece is dated for two reasons – there are still local newspapers of interest and there is yet to be a staggering facebook phenom. But the principle is the same. It’s not that the news is fake as much as it is largely irrelevant. It might as well be fake. The devolution over the last decade is staggering – yet it could have been predicted. I didn’t. But the point still stands.
How many times have we read the really big story on the front of the newspaper with great interest? How often have we talked about it with our friends and colleagues the next day?