Wednesday, August 30, 2006

US Media's Priorities Out of Whack . . .

Most people I associate with have been thoroughly disgusted over the past couple of weeks regarding the national media's obsession with a story about the murder - ten years ago - of a single child. (Never mind the fact that there are thousands of children losing their lives in a senseless war or starving to death around the world on a daily basis.)

This article by Jeff Cohen is a great explanation of the situation and why today's press coverage is so pathetic. It's an explanation, but I'm afraid it won't make you feel any better about the situation. There a lot of priorities in this country that need adjustment . . . .

2 comments:

Tom said...

US News is beyond pathetic. I gave them far too much credit when I thought they would only spend half a week on Karr/Ramsey story.

The 24 hour news cycle has ruined the quality of reporting.

West End Bound said...

The only somewhat bright spot this week was Brian Williams' interview with "w" . . . It showed Brian wasn't afraid to ask some tough questions and reinforced what we all think of "Moron" . . .