Thursday, April 13, 2006

CNN: failing again

I can't watch CNN anymore. I just can't. I've been getting uneasy about the whole nuclear war thing since the owner-operator of kleinbaum.org informed me of Seymour Hersh's article while I was in Los Angeles. Since then, I've returned home and watched CNN several times. The stories?
  • How Iran could have nukes in 16 days.
  • How puppies are smuggled from Mexico.
  • How drivers sometimes don't stop for school buses.
Now, I realize this is one of those little rants about how CNN isn't covering what I want them to cover. And normally, I try to avoid those. I'm going to carve out a little exception in that rule of mine. I like to call it the "Nuclear Frickin' War" exception. I think the reasoning for it is self-explanatory.

And don't get me started on how media outlets need to apologize for reporting about what and when President Bush knew about the phony bioweapons trailers. Or even about the way the Vice-President's shitty reception at RFK stadium was soft-soaped by the obsequious careerists in the White House press corps.

Enough. Enough of the bullshit. I'm going outside to enjoy a world in which the United States is not (yet) a country that launches nuclear wars. You'll notice I didn't link to any stories. That's part laziness and part because if you don't know what I'm talking about, then you too, gentle reader, need to turn off CNN and start paying attention to the world around you. Of course, most CSB readers are exceedingly well-informed, so I'm not worried about the latter.

Also, I promise tales from my journey out West soon.

1 comment:

Crunk Raconteur said...

Oh, come on, the reception for Cheney at RFK was just a mix of cheers and boos. It was pretty much even. What would make us believe anything different?

Oh, yeah, because I was there (enjoying my pregame triumvirate of boos for Cheney, Pedro Martinez, and Cristian Guzman)...

But who am I going to believe, the White House Press Corps or my own lyin' ears?