Friday, August 18, 2006
Score One for Cynicism
I have no doubt that infinitely more coverage will be devoted to that issue [the arrest of a suspect in the Jon Benet Ramsey murder] on every news program today than on the fact that a federal court just ruled that the President's warrantless eavesdropping program is unconstitutional.Sure enough, the CBS Evening News last night:
- Approximately six minutes at the top of the program to the Ramsey case—complete with a "legal affairs analyst" brought in to pontificate alongside Bob Schieffer;
- Approximately 20 seconds to the warrantless wiretapping decision—just a quick summary of what had happened; no analysis of the decision, no recapping of the issue and why it's important, nada.
It's no wonder this country's in such great shape: we have the So-Called Liberal Media to remind us of what's truly important.
But remember: cynicism is The Daily Show's fault. Remember.
What's the latest on Natalee Holloway, anyway?
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