Wednesday, January 26, 2005

All too familiar

NPR is smooth at tossing in editorial comments into ‘news’ (more on that in another post), but other news orgs are less so. Yesterday, a CBS radio news segment led off with this: “Today, a sound that has become all too familiar: a kidnapped American begging for his life.” Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over!!! Pop quiz, hotshot. When was the last ‘kidnapped American’ heard begging for his life? Not to minimize the plight of the poor guy, but this kind of blatant editorializing is really jarring. Not they I had any respect left for CBS, but until I can listen to blogs in the car, I’m afraid this sort of propaganda will continue to bother me.

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