I’m becoming more convinced that the collective body of communication we refer to as as “the news” is a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction. When a journalist reports the circumstances of an event, but chooses to only mention certain portions of the event, the story becomes more of a work of fiction rather than a recounting of recent history. The last dozen or so months in Egypt are an alarming example of such behavior. Who has heard of Ayman Labib without having to google him? I would have much more respect for journalists and their editors if they simply began publishing their work as fiction.