"[The terrorist attack is] all over the TV. If you try to watch anything else, you feel ... like you've lost your humanity."
"Damn if we'll watch it," Jess said. "It's not tragedy, the way they report it, not horror, certainly now war reporting. It's all spectacle, and once you let yourself see it that way, your soul begins to turn to dust."
Dean Koontz, The Silent Corner