The early days of HLN and CNN were wonderful. HLN gave us a recap of the headlines every half-hour while CNN provided more in-depth coverage and special features. Unlike today, these sources actually reported the news. What they’ve morphed into, however, is possibly the most derisive force in modern history. Today, cable news exposes us to 24/7/365 assaults on our emotions that does little but divide us even more. One of my former students recently wrote, “Sherman’s only mistake was not burning down CNN as he went through Atlanta.” Well, add MSNBC and FOX to the list and give it a big AMEN!