My bosses here at Vanity Fair have assigned me to watch nothing but cable news for a week. Well, four days, to be exact.
Beginning on Monday, while most people I know proceed with their fulfilling and pleasant lives, I will be confined to a small, windowless room in our Times Square offices with nothing more than a laptop, a television remote, and the largest bottle of Tylenol I can find. On Monday, I will watch CNN; on Tuesday, CNBC; on Wednesday, MSNBC; and on Thursday, if I make it that long, Fox News. I will be chronicling my internment on Twitter and with daily posts on VF.com, and this video stream will broadcast my pain and suffering in living color.