News channel editors are like horses. While horses are forced to wear blinkers, news channel editors wear them voluntarily. Horses are made to wear these blinkers so that they see only the road ahead and stay on course. We call that focus. Blinkers are meant to keep the horse on course, not to blind it. However, the editors’ preoccupation with the ‘big story’ often blinds them to the other stories of the day, says BV Rao.