Friday, August 18, 2006

I don't get it 

I watched the nightly news last night and was offended. NBC led the evening news with a story about JonBenet Ramsey's death and some new suspect. According to the Think Progess website all the major networks ran that same topic as their top story.

According to Think Progress, NBC ran a 7 minute segment on JonBenet's suspected killer followed by a 27 second segment on how a federal district judge ruled that President Bush's wiretapping program was illegal and ordered the National Security Agency to shut it down.

Is this a joke??

Do we assume that this is proof of the absolute power of the right-wing media machine (to bury the NSA story) or is it just that Americans are really that apathetic or idiotic that they care about the suspected killer of one pretty white girl (sad yes, but over a thousand children are killed in this country every year) more then the future of civil liberties for the entire country or the fledgling peace deal affecting the health and well-being of thousands in the Middle East (that segment ran 3rd).



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