Monday, March 19, 2007

Sickening News Media Syrup

The times I've tuned into the television news today (mostly MSNBC), I've been subjected to an almost fond nostalgia for the beginning of the Iraq War four years ago and the salad days of reporters being embedded with (and in bed with) the military, while not asking a single critical question about the reasons for abandoning Afghanistan and invading Iraq. Maybe I'm just killjoy, but it seems to me that on today of all days the mainstream media ought to be doing a lot of soul-searching about its own abdication of independence and objectivity in 2003 for the sake of a "shock and awe" thrill ride through the desert.

1 comment:

  1. No great words to add to what you wrote. Just an "Amen".