Like You Didn't Already Know ThisGood grief! I just turned on the 7:00 am news shows (all of them, in rotation, searching for our local weather report for the day) and every. single. one. of them was busy covering the Cambridge Police vs. Professor Gates vs. President Obama story. And not just a little news blip either, but all of them were going on and on for a good 10 minutes (I know this because I continued to flip between them for 10 minutes) of interviews and commentary about racial profiling, and the President's use of the word "stupidly."
The next story, covered in less than one minute and with no detail whatsoever was a dust up of at least 44 people including mayors, rabbis and other public officials arrested for accepting bribes, laundering 10s of millions of dollars and brokering human kidneys (in New Jersey and New York). Now, maybe this isn't news either unless you live in NJ or NY but it sure makes for a more interesting story than the former.
I've found the best "news" coverage is offered over on E! At least, they don't pretend to offer any real news.
Labels: The Absurd