What can I say….
Ever since Romney’s faux pas on Egypt and Libya, his seemly obvious belief that Chinese girls are thrilled at being paid a piittance and kept behind barbed wire, and now the new videos decrying 47% of the population as lazy takers and the Palestinians as a monolithic group bent on the destruction of Israel, it’s been difficult to come up with anything new, unusual or under reported. Frankly, I’ve been stunned into speechlessness.
That’s not to say that there are not many under reported stories that will affect American lives. There are. Frankly, the national media, by and large, does a really poor job of telling the public what is going on. It focuses on one or two stories and ignores all the rest that really affect American lives. or explain what is going on in DC and state capitals.
It’s not that the media is partisan as some claim; it’s that the national media has become lazy and understaffed.
Before Thomas Jefferson felt the inquiry of the media, he said that a democracy demanded a free and inquisitive media. It would really be consistent with our national values if we had a few more Ed. R. Murrow’s inhabiting news rooms today.
When I can pull myself back from the shock of Romney’s utterly idiotic implosion, I hope to write more about what is going on behind the scenes that few are writing about.