25 January 2008
News? What News?
It doesn't matter who will get your vote in November. This is a complaint about the media covering the election. Right now they are concentrating on the slap down between Clinton and Obama, but they veer off to McCain, Romney and Giuliani as necessary.
If you missed the spitting and hissing between the candidates, it was probably because you were obsessing over the tragic death of a young actor or wondering if Brittney actually made it into the courtroom.
What you don't hear every 15 minutes is the news.
In all this uproar over the squabble in the playpen, has anyone seen any mention of the bombing in Mosul with the reported 20 dead and over 70 injured? You haven't? We have three 24 hour news stations, you would think they would mention that the death toll is now over 35 and today the chief of police and two other officers were killed as well.
Oh I forgot. That would be news, and you have to go to the BBC to find that sort of thing, but they're a bunch of furriners and probably can't be trusted to talk about the important things.