Saturday, September 10


If this actually posts as a thread (well, it won't be a "thread" unless there are comment to it, then it's just the ramblings of a wannabe) I owe it all to justdanny, without who's help this wouldn't be possible, so if you don't like what I say, blame justdanny!).
CNN just won the right to photograph and videotape the corpses of our now dead fellow Americans. Well, they didn't win the right; our, that is to say OUR government threw in the towel in court, clearing the way for CNN to do it's thing.
What I want to know is: Why is CNN doing this? Are there so many rubberneckers out there dying (pun intended) to see those bloated corpses floating around in New Orleans, that CNN felt it had an obligation to publish the videos? Even if some living relatives FIRST discover that their husband, wife, brother, sister, children, grandparents and grandchildren by seeing the corpse float on by?
Are CNN's advertisers so "hot" for this, that they just can't wait to see these bloated corpses to be followed by, say, a mouthwash advertisement, that they "pressured" CNN to take this legal action?
I really don't know the answer to this. All I can suppose is that CNN thinks it's a good move for CNN and given that, over the years, generally speaking what CNN thinks is good for CNN is BAD for America, I'm truly concerned, above and beyond my "normal" concern for human decency.
Does CNN think such videotapes and photographs will make President Bush look SO BAD, that all Americans will forget that these corpses are the direct result of the incompetence of the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans and the Democratic Governor of Louisiana? Are we that stupid?

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