I've watched my last ABC Newscast

From ABC News - The Note: The New Abnormal

Apparently ABC no longer finds the death and carnage in Iraq to be newsworthy enough for a "breakthrough" to interrupt the normal flow of their other "news" such as runaway brides and small planes that veer off course.
Brides gotta run, planes gotta stray, and cable news networks gotta find a way to fill a lot of programming hours as cheaply as possible. (CNBC gets to talk about the booming April retail sales numbers, and the NRA's television network will replay the Secretary of State on Larry King over and over.)

We say with all the genuine apolitical and non-partisan human concern that we can muster that the death and carnage in Iraq is truly staggering.

And/but we are sort of resigned to the Notion that it simply isn't going to break through to American news organizations, or, for the most part, Americans.

Democrats are so thoroughly spooked by John Kerry's loss —- and Republicans so inspired by their stay-the-course Commander in Chief —- that what is hands down the biggest story every day in the world will get almost no coverage. No conflict at home = no coverage.

1 comment:

Tom said...

The media, with very few exceptions, is pathetic.

I know how to find news, and it takes a bit of effort. I generally don't watch network news casts. Sometimes when I get home from work, I'll flip on CNN and Lou Dobbs will again be screaming about immigration. I'll hit channel up, and land on Faux, where Brit Hume has to be the biggest idiot ever. It's a horror.

Nearly every day, you see the same look of disbelief on Jon Stewarts face as they review the MSM coverage. It's that "you gotta be fuckin' kidding me" look. And it goes on and on and never changes.

At least now the "white women in trouble" coverage is getting some press for being absurd as it is.

In so many ways, it is so depressing. A lot of us "get it", and we have chosen blogs to try and vent, but we really accomplish very little.

And I live in Texas and I'm surrounded by crazy people. I flip on the tv and it's more crazy people. I have to tune to the Comedy channel to get some perspective.. and that's sad.

Still, the MSM is in business to make money, so they appeal to numbers. If a majority of American's where physicists, the MSM would be reporting on the latest happenings at the super colider. Know what I mean?

The MSM are cowards, but the root cause is the fundamental apathy and intellectual vapidness (if that's a word) of the average American.