No Dope, No Cigarettes

It’s the usual pattern. Newspapers release a damaging story about the Bush Administration trampling on the rights of our privacy (read here), and the Federal Government releases a story about blood thirsty terrorist that they’ve saved us from. Keep in mind that the reporters discuss these critical stories with the White House long before they break them. And also keep in mind that the investigation to catch an alleged terrorist cell can take months, sometimes years. The fact that the two go into the media on the same day is not a coincidence. And yet, it will fool 60 – 70% of the American public, who are too busy drenching themselves in the pursuit of mindless TV. After all, who needs news when reality is a show on TV? And we do need to know what does Britney think about having another baby? And where will Kidman take her honeymoon?

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