* The media, we are constantly reminded, is still the media. Even if there were no Fox or Breitbart or InfoWars. If it bleeds, it leads, is still a self-serving, inapt model. Viewer fixation, however manipulated, and ratings matter most. The aerial coverage of Trump’s indictment mini limo parade was reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson chase. It was also a reminder of all the enabling coverage Trump got for his 2016 campaign because of his political pep rallies that were performance art at its worst.
* If you’re thinking about seeing “Champions” with Woody Harrelson, think again. It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve left a theater before a movie had ended. “Hoosiers” it is not; dumb and insulting it is.
* The longest-running broadcast on network TV: NBC’s “Meet The Press” (1947).