Thursday, September 20, 2007
Republicans betray the troops, journalism betrays us
I don't watch much on television but Keith Olbermann's Countdown and John Stewart's Daily show. With Olbermann out and recovering from an emergency appendectomy, and very appealing and competent replacement Alison Stewart in his seat, producers decided that fully half of the hour long show should be given over to OJ Simpson's arrest and arraignment. Meanwhile the Webb Amendment, which would have assured that troops receive proper rest after combat stints, was blocked by a Republican filibuster in the Senate.
There are men and women dying in Iraq, and the top story is some sad joke of an athlete involved in a ridiculous crime about sports memoribilia?
If this is what we the people are asking for, then this is what we deserve.