Thursday, July 14, 2011
Mickey Mouse Presents Better News than Jack Cafferty
I was in the gym the other day and someone had turned on CNN. Announcer Jack Cafferty droned about how terrible Michele Bachmann is, how the Republicans are in trouble, and how all candidates ought to be Progressives. It occurred to me that CNN is not a news channel. My wife replied that it is more informative than an entertainment show. She was wrong. CNN is less informative than Mickey Mouse. Listening to six stories about gay rights in a row when the nation is in the clutches of rent extracting special interests and a financial system that is sucking Americans dry financially is not news. The story about the woman who allegedly killed her baby and then got off is not news either. CNN distracts you. You get more news from books. The chatter of the hour is nonsense.