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Thinking is Hard

Victor Davis Hanson asks why our Spring news cycle has been assaulted with an onslaught of trivial and titillating stories. His answer: it beats hearing and dealing with the truth. I am sure that is true but it doesn’t make the ugly truth about world events any less true or ugly. As he notes: The ghost of Anna Nicole, foul-mouthed Rosie and trash-talking Imus turn out to be the best friends Ayman al-Zawahiri, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Vladimir Putin have.

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Would it not be more accurate to say that the media, together with a significant portion of the american public, are the best friends Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ahmadinejad ,and Putin have?

Jules, you're surprised that the news is filled with vapid stories about the stars instead of significant world events? Boy that's never happened before!

Our trivial friends have been pretty good to Alberto Gonzalez too.

That's exactly the point, piker. The people like you who seem to think the Gonzalez non-story is somehow equally important to news about Iran, al-Qaeda, and Russia's unwillingness to let the Cold War go are a large part of why the bad guys are getting away with so much. You're more concerned with crucifying Bush and mashing up the pieces than you are with protecting American interests abroad.

Just as you were (I'm assuming here) with the equally trivial Clinton impeachment 10 years ago Andrew. So what is the point? We both would want less stories about actors and heiresses' personal lives and more stories about important political happenings, unless they impugn politicians on our sides.

Geez, maybe we deserve more Paris Hilton stories.

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