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Sunday, August 21, 2005

fighting dumb news

A few people are doing it. Bob Costas refused to guest host Larry King Live because the subject was the girl in Aruba and the BTK killer. But the best, since it was angry, articulate and actually on TV, was CNN commentator/curmudgeon Jack Cafferty railing against the news networks and Wolf Blitzer for covering the BTK killer so extensively. Sensational non-news gets ratings, Blitzer argues. That's shameful, Cafferty responds. Watch it, it's great.

On a mostly unrelated note, Frank Rich today is an absolute must-read. He argues that Cindy Sheehan is not simply a turning point in America's understanding of this war and this President, but also in the success of Rove's tactic of personal destruction. Let's hope he's right.

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