As you watch Ferguson, Mo., think about Savannah

5:48 pm Nov. 19, 2014

Cable news channels of all stripes and colors have directed your attention to Ferguson, Mo., where the gap between cops and the people they’re paid to protect has been distilled into a caricature-laden morality play.

There is a certain satisfaction that comes with witnessing a tragedy from afar. Distance allows us to form up along bright, clearly drawn lines. We become detached cheerleaders for this side or that, for Fox News