>While trying to decide if I should go to bed or continue to surf the web, I saw this article:
Study: False statements preceded war
A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”
While not surprising that the lies actually happened, I’m surprised the article actually got published. From what I’ve seen lately, the news is more interested in the mundane tasks of marginal celebrities than actual hard news that might actually influence world events and everyday lives. As sad as it is that Heath Ledger overdosed, his passing doesn’t warrant the phalanx of paparazzi outside his apartment complex as seen on Headline News this afternoon.
I’ve got an idea. Why not sick the paprazzi on the politicians? I’m sure they are up to more interesting activities than shopping for automobiles in their wedding dresses. Include the various cabinet members and I’m sure there’d be some truly eyebrow raising shots in US Weekly and People.