Friday, February 9, 2007

Reasonable Complaint

On a Live Journal I read, a woman complained that headline news this last week has been all about drawing women as crazy and as bimbos, but it is very hard to find any news about how the Scooter Libby trial is going.

Actually, unless you read web logs, finding Scooter's trial is almost impossible. More and more it looks like the major news outlets are leaving the real reporting to the web logs they so despise, and putting on a freak show for ratings goodness. Mothers giving guns to children. Men putting children out to freeze. Ambulances dumping hospital patients on skid row. Reading the news is like wading in sewage.

And the politics of pretend scandals! Someone listed Obama/madrassa, Pelosi/large jets, Hillary/evil men and Edwards/mouthy blogers as all the recent attempts to show Democrats in a bad light, with nary a Republican smear. Of course, when Republicans do fall, the scandals are likely to be real and ugly -- accosting young boys or child pornography -- so maybe it is just as well we haven't heard about any recent activity.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

I cheat and read the BBC first and then track stories from their America section.

The articles are there, but they are definitely not on page one, you have to look for them.

MnMnM said...

Recent clues point to Abbott and Costello as original architects of Plame Leak.
Grand Jury testimony of Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff of the United States (COSTUS) for the Vice President, leaked by Rove-ing reporter (humor).

It is posted at: Libby Knows who Leaked First

Bobbing and weaving, a tangled web we do. Book him, Danno.
Please keep my identity a secret. Double super Secret.
Middle-aged, Middle-of-the-road, Mid-Westerner

We can only hope that Fitz doesn't fizzle.
I think Mr. Fitzgerald's motto should be: "If you do a white collar crime then you will serve blue collar time." Look where he lodged Judith Miller. A few months in a blue collar jail and she was ready to sing. Unfortunately, she says she forgot the words

The Times & Post They Should Be A-Changin

Bloggers Request:

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the Times & Post should be a-changin'.

Good Bye Sulzberger, Keller, Miller, and Woodward!

Fitzgerald's response:

Come politician's, journalists
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled

There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the indictments they are a-comin'.

--Bob Dylan