. From The Note
Brides gotta run, planes gotta stray, and cable news networks gotta find a way to fill a lot of programming hours as cheaply as possible. (CNBC gets to talk about the booming April retail sales numbers, and the NRA's television network will replay the Secretary of State on Larry King over and over.)
We say with all the genuine apolitical and non-partisan human concern that we can muster that the death and carnage in Iraq is truly staggering.
And/but we are sort of resigned to the Notion that it simply isn't going to break through to American news organizations, or, for the most part, Americans.
Democrats are so thoroughly spooked by John Kerry's loss --- and Republicans so inspired by their stay-the-course Commander in Chief --- that what is hands down the biggest story every day in the world will get almost no coverage. No conflict at home=no coverage.
Excuse me? This is ABC News saying that unless there is conflict at home, a war that kills dozens a day, including Americans, will not get coverage? That as long as people are "deferrential" to an unpopular president, they're not allowed to cover the carnage in Iraq?
This is what the US media has become? Absolutely unacceptable.