Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Good News Bear(ers) of Pablum

The so-called MSM feeds us a steady diet of "good news" pablum. Here's one commentator's introduction to a discussion of this problem:

When Kuwait was liberated in 1991 — a strange concept, Kuwait having been free neither before being invaded by Iraq nor since — its citizens lined up in the streets of their capital and waved thousands of American flags as troops drove by. “Did you ever stop to wonder,” a man called John Rendon proudly asked during a speech to a government agency, “how the people of Kuwait City, after being held hostage for seven long and painful months, were able to get hand-held American and, for that matter, the flags of other coalition countries?” He answered his own question: “That was one of my jobs then.”

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