Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Can we just start the revolution now?
File this under Despair:
In case you haven't been following the news, Paris Hilton went back to jail last Friday. That's her with a book. The Art of War. Which makes the following even more cruelly ironic.
On the same day General Peter Pace, the man who oversees our war in Iraq, resigned as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Speculation as to why he resigned was that Pace had trouble with the White House's plan to attack Iran.
Because attacking Iran is fucking crazy.
So, how did our cable news media, our beloved Fourth Estate, the Watchdog of Democracy cover these two stories?
In the 24 hours after Friday's news broke, the Big 3* mentioned Paris Hilton nearly 800 times.
General Pace was mentioned fewer than 100 times.**
Seriously, how many people would we have to kill before we started getting some decent news coverage around here?
I'm just asking.
*The Big 3 are Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The Big 4 would include Nickelodeon, not included in this study.
**According to TVEye.com