Obama, McCain, all of it, distilled, now

Let’s talk about junkies. And we mean the cutesy usurpers of that dark title, as in “I’m a sports junkie.” For those poor, pseudo-addicted souls, there’s ESPN; weather junkies can get their fix, indoors, from the limitlessly programmable WeatherUnderground.com. And political-news junkies? What could be better than snuggling up in CNN’s cozy Situation Room, nestled in the bosom of super-furry Wolf Blitzer? Visiting the amped-up, breaking-news-spewing website Perspctv, that’s what.

During this cuckoo election season, Perspctv serves up an overwhelming aggregate of “traditional media” stories and nonstop blogospheric chatter. You’ll find pie charts, poll results, and widgets. Feeds are coming in fast from all around the Web. See something interesting? Click! Not what you were looking for? Bail out! Now you’re right back in the raging rapids of op-eds and Tweets. Phew. We have seen the future of news, and it is so two seconds ago.

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Obama, McCain, all of it, distilled, now