"But it’s not the ways it’s delivered, it is the way the information is put together and presented. I’ve never believed this argument: “You should get the news that you care about, and that’s the only thing,” and all the technology’s designed to let you select what news. You don’t know what you care about. Because what you care about changes with what’s going on in the world, and you need somebody to make those decisions for you. You say, “I don’t want anybody to make decisions for me, what’s in my interest.” Of course you do. That’s what the editor does — the editor and the headline writer, the layout person — and they tell you the stories in importance by size and how big the headline is, and if you don’t like their selection, then you go to a different publication."
— New York’s Mayor on Everything From Campaign Money to Circumcision - James Bennet - The Atlantic (via goldman)