The 12-Step Program For News Addicts
May 9, 2007
By Mike Elgan
The first step in dealing with addiction is to admit you have a problem. In the spirit of that cliché, allow me to fess up:
"Hi, My name is Mike, and I'm a newsaholic."
With that out of the way, let me tell you how I get my fix.
When I've been away from my PC and other sources of breaking news for more than a few hours, I get the horrible feeling that the world is moving on without me. What's going on? Did Redmond get wiped out by a meteor shower? Has Iran deployed a missile that can reach Sparta? Did Paris Hilton escape from prison?