Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Where's the outrage?
Sunday it seemed like news that would shake the world. The Pentagon had unleashed its minions disguised as "experts" on a gullible press corps, and the mainstream media had lapped up the bogus testimony like kittens over a tea saucer filled with milk.
And the righteously indignant press corps filled front pages and talk shows with defiant and fiery invective about remaking the media, and rediscovering the truth. Or not.
The story, as outrageous as it is, is dying with a whimper.
I guess it doesn't have the import of a flag pin.
Is it any wonder that newpapers are dying and that TV and radio news commentators resemble less the front page than the comic page?