Sunday, June 26, 2005

LRC blog pick
Media circus
As in panem et circenses, or as one might put it today, prole feed

Odd... the amount of TV attention devoted to such stories as the runaway bride and the Aruba disappearance, yet when some undetermined number of girl Marines is blown up in Iraq, the cable news barely mentions it. It's a reminder that part of the job of TV is to distract the booboisie from any story that might make the state look less than heroic. The reverse is the Internet's job, of course.
And of course pretty white women disappearing gets inordinate attention.

As LRC explains Jennifer Wilbanks didn’t commit any crime until she lied to police about being kidnapped. People have a right to come and go.

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