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Cultural markers of decline at WSJ Live

I hardly ever watch TV or anything TV-like, and haven't for years, so this video came as a bit of a shock:

Here's a WSJ columnist with cheap clothes and no tie, and a background that shows a messy office, and in the middle of the interview a Skype fail, so the columnist has to pick up a handset (not even a mike). And everybody thinks this is normal. I guess it is normal. And I don't care if "it's only online."

The video reminds me of what air travel has become: The face we present to the world in our international terminals is one of poor signage, bad lighting, cheap tile, scruffy rugs, along with gastarbeiter cleaners, Imperial eagles, and an omnipresent security force. Second world, here we come...

NOTE Via Big Picture.

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katiebird's picture
Submitted by katiebird on

At all... I've tried reloading the page and tried running it from the homepage. The view box just stays blank. Is there another way to access it?

Submitted by Alcuin on

Click on the "Big Picture" link and run the video from there.

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Submitted by reslez on

to the peasants who presume to fly.

The face we present to the world in our international terminals is one of poor signage, bad lighting, cheap tile, scruffy rugs...

The first class lounge is far different. Like being in a different airport. The real airport.

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Submitted by SOScrewed on

It would have been more professional to have shown a photo of the guy and his voice over the phone. There was no need to show a Skype video with audio difficulties with the guy talking into a handset. Very unprofessional and something you would have never expected from the WSJ before the age of the internet.