I just spent 40 minutes in a fast food restaurant equipped with a dining area TV attuned to CNN. There was BREAKING NEWS
: Casey Anthony was acquitted!
The talking heads talked and talked and talked about that shocking fact -- and only
that shocking fact -- for the entire 40 minutes. I was told that they did likewise yesterday. And the day before.
How the hell can these "journalists" stretch thirty seconds' worth of information into 140-plus hours of coverage? For the record: The Casey Anthony verdict was rendered on July 5 -- nearly a week ago.
On a completely unrelated note, consider some interesting figures: In 1995, when the presidency was in the hands of the despised Bill Clinton, government regulators overseeing skullduggery on Wall Street referred 1,837 cases to the Justice Department for prosecution. That number has gone down. Between 2007 and 2010, the Justice Department has received just 72 referrals a year (on average).
Gosh. How can this be? I guess investment bankers are simply more honest
than they used to be.
You won't see this issue discussed on CNN. It's not newsworthy.