1. The law, Holmes said, is what the courts say it is.Nothing more.Nothing less.In similar fashion,we might say that the news is what televison directors and journalists say it is.In other words,when you turn on your television set to watch a network or local news show,whatever is on is,by definition,the news.
2.This helps a little but leaves open the question of what is ”important and interesting ”and how that is decided.
3. … every news story is a reflection of the reporter who tells the story. The reporter’s previous assumptions about what is ―out there edit what he or she thinks is there.
4.Each of our senses is a remarkably astute censor. We see what we expect to see; often, we focus on what we are paid to see.
5. There is, in fact, a point of view that argues against journalists imposing their own sense of significance on an audience. In this view, television news should consist only of those events that would interest the audience.The journalists must keep their own opinions to themselves.
6. Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her.
7. So the next night, after midnight, four men crossed Miss Emily’ s lawn and slunk about the house like burglars, sniffing along the base of the brickwork and at the cellar openings while one of them performed a regular sowing motion with his hand out of a sack slung from his shoulder.
8. They had not even been represented at the funeral.
9. Miss Emily just stared at him, her head tilted back in order to look him eye for eye, until he looked away and went and got the arsenic and wrapped it up.
10. Now and then we would see her in one of the downstairs windows----she had evidently shut up the top floor of the house ---- like the carven torso of an idol in a niche, looking or not looking at us, we could never tell which. 不时地，我们在楼下的窗口能看见她的身影，显然她已经封闭了楼上。她的身影就像供奉在神龛里的一尊佛像的躯体，也许她在看着我们，也许没?#26657;?#25105;们也搞不清楚。