I find that pretty hard to believe. Even if this was initially intended as a distraction, it seems pretty clear that the way this story is developing is out of anyone's control and completely toxic to the GOP.
Uh-huh. Color me convinced.
If ABC News had REALLY wanted to distance themselves from that televised travesty of truthiness, they would have made the shows lack of fact one of their top stories, BEFORE it aired! They would have broken the reality down in terms simple enough for a child to understand and cranked up the timpani and the slow-mo camera to drive home the emotional impact of their network's entertainment division trying to DECEIVE the American people, which the righteous journalists of ABC news just couldn't ABIDE without setting the record straight.
So I'm very curious who insisted on airing P9-11 despite all the negative coverage everywhere else. It must be someone very high up, and they are probably not done poisoning the well of our discourse.
However. The breaking of the sleaziest IMs thus far revealed in the Foley scandal was done by ABC. And they continue to break important information in this story.
So what's a media-savvy liberal to do?
It's hard to work out equivalency between the effects of different events on the body politic. But I'm making a little deal with myself over this situation.
If Denny Hastert resigns, then I'll go ahead and TiVo Lost. Otherwise, it's BitTorrent time.
How about you? Are you plotting any sort of juicy protest against the Mouse and/or the American Broadcasting Corporation? Has the breaking of Pedo-Gate changed your opinion at all? And more interestingly ...