a great example is always cnn. cnn is an obvious bastion of lackey journalism - they're ostensibly trying to be fox news, it seems. on their web page i like to read the headlines under "more news" to see what they consider relevant, and also because of my morbid, passing-a-car-wreck fascination. today's:
- U.S. confirms near capture of al-Zarqawi
- CNN/Money: Top Senator questions personal accounts
- Michael Jackson's legal team shaken up
- Bodies of missing toddlers found in pond
- CNN/Money: New home sales jump 12.2 percent
- Comedian George Lopez gets kidney from wife
- Experts: Girls using steroids to get toned
- Palace: Paparazzi endangered Harry
this is why george bush "won" (i will never concede that he fairly won either election) last year - people were voting against gay marriage or abortion or other social issues that have no impact on their lives whatsoever. mr. and mrs. douchebag can't afford to pay their medical bills and are running up massive credit card debt and won't be able to declare bankrupcy to help them lead a normal life, but jesus! don't let jim and jim down the street get married!
yes, i am saying that people voted against their own interests, i.e. were too stupid to know better.
when did reason and logic take such a back seat to glitz? it's like they're tickling our collective balls while shoving a pineapple up our ass. or spraying perfume on a homeless person; everyone wants a better scent while they're starving and destitute.
also: please click on the link at the near-top of the sidebar and join the virtual march (basically a petition - all you do is submit your name) against global warming. it's a good way to bring media attention to the major problems facing the environment and our government's counter-productive policies.