This is David Simon, creator of the Wire, talking about the Wire, the media, our culture and a little bit of everything. Here’s my favorite quote:
“In the same way that it’s largely irrelevant what anyone thinks about Omar and Bubbles, or even the individual cases of Zimmerman and Martin, it sure as hell doesn’t matter what you think of David Simon or Ed Burns. And certainly, what they might think of you is wholly unimportant. Yet this stuff has traction in a way that the systemic never does. At this point, it’s easy to say that ours is a culture that no longer solves its fundamental problems, but it’s worse than that; we no longer recognize our problems for what they are. We have no sense of perspective, of scope.
Hell, we can’t even manage an argument that matters anymore.”
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