As it now stands, we watch real-time events unaided by the filters of time and analysis. After all, there are only so many hours in a lifetime. Who spends their days reading newspapers from last century?
While I don’t spend all day doing it, part of my morning routine is a quick perusal of the morning paper. I start with the comics page (which I read in full), then a quick glance at the cover, skim through the first section, glance over the “opinions” page and then a brief review of local news. Other than a few weblogs that occasionally comment on national news, that’s my source of news. After all, who has time to watch events unfolding in real time? That takes way more time than reading about them later.