All this, and yet we haven't seen any questions raised about the disaster that is the Bush administration Iraq policy. No, our so-called "news' outlets would rather explore every single explanation for why the Runaway Bride ran away. We've seen absolutely nothing on what is perhaps the most damning piece of evidence that we were misled into war--the so called smoking memo--detailing how our intelligence was shaped to fit the Bush administration's predetermined policy. You would think that such a revelation, in conjunction with rising death tolls and news of widespread fraud, would enrage people. But it doesn't because it's not covered. And that's the real problem with cable news: our blissfully ignorant populace believe they are being informed. There's a price attached to such slavish devotion to mindless infotainment. In the wake of 9/11, Bob Somerby explained:
WHILE CABLE SLEPT! This summer, your "press corps" took a pass on Osama. They pondered Gary Condit instead:Our current howler: (9/15/01)When the airwaves are devoted to Nonsense and Trivia, eventually something blows up.