In One Eye

Friday, June 10, 2005
 
In a post discussing the damsel in distress syndrome of the news media these days, Kevin Drum quotes a
cable news employee who was willing to state the obvious on an anonymous basis, "We showcase missing, young, white, attractive women because our research shows we get more viewers. It's about beating the competition and ad dollars."
While thousands die overseas for no good reason and millions fall through the now tattered social safety net, the Bushies must love this journalistic obsession—to say nothing of the booboisie who demand it.