In case anyone is still interested in what happens to people in a war zone, one of our most tenacious local bloggers talks about a bombing raid gone horribly wrong. Too many young people buy into the idea that questioning “official reports” is tantamount to being unpatriotic. Some of us older folks remember the lies we were fed during our war….Vietnam. Our skepticism is warranted.
Members of our Fourth Estate trade access for accountability. How difficult it must be to write something critical of an elected official after eating his barbecued ribs, sipping his wine, and hanging out with his kids. I’ll never understand how any self-respecting news division would accept a story from a reporter who was friggin dancing on stage with Karl Rove, and who had the head of DHS at his baby shower?
I don’t buy into this notion that this is the kind of coverage Americans want. The Boomers want news. The kids behind us don’t know anything else but the swill they have been fed.
I can’t go into all this today, but I had to acknowledge Southern Beale’s effort. Without people like her, the internet would be filled with “Dancing With Stars” reviews. Oh, wait.