And it will only get worse:
Almost half of all media coverage last week, 49 percent, was devoted to the New Hampshire primary and the presidential campaign.
That may not seem surprising until you see that the second-most covered story, President Bush’s trip to the Middle East, received just 4 percent of the coverage.
Peace in the Middle East? Whatever! Give us excruciatingly exaggerated claims of campaign racism any day!
the other 47% of the coverage was on Britney Spears (as it stands it’s still number two on the most popular link section on CNN.com)
Face it, infantile Americans are caught up in anything that makes their adrenaline flow.
Like ball games and gambling parlors, anything that they can “put their money on, is exciting. They don’t even give a damn about facts or manners–if there were wrestling matches between the candidates there would be that much more interest.
Bush has established the fact that he will do whatever horse-shit unconstitutional, inmmoral thing he wants without being effected by anyone especially public opinion-there are no variables but his empty brain cavity.
I would much rather that half of the media’s time and attention be focussed on events leading up to the end of the Bush administration than be paying any attention whatsoever to his pointless, grandstanding little excursions to the middle east. The man has no credibility, and should just be ignored–of course, that runs the risk that he’ll sneak off and invade Iran, but nonetheless. Hell with him.
The leaders, owners and those who run the party apparatuses of the Democrats and the Republicans are union busting, gay bashing, racist, prowar sexists.
Gore Vidal who is arguably the premier US essayist and author of the last century said
“[t]here is only one party in the United States, the Property Party…and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corruptâ€”until recently… and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”
This quote deserves memorizing as an antidote to the Democratic (sic) party line which tells us how lucky we are to have Clinton and Obama as friends. The truth is Clintons real friends are Rupert Murdoch and her fellow board members at Wal-Mart. Obamaâ€™s real friends are bigots like McKulkin and the ubercorrupt Illinois Democratic (sic) party machine. Keep this quote in mind when you question if real friends would have given us DOMA, DADT, the gutting of ENDA and who ‘lost’ the hate crimes bill in the shuffle.
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