Putting this on the cover is a new twist on the old rule of thumb in what passes for "journalism" these days:
"If it bleeds, it leads."
This story is nothing but an all-too-effective distraction. And I'll admit, it's hard to look away from a train wreck, even while more vehicles are coming at you from every other direction.
The media is in charge of providing the "circuses" portion of the old Roman "bread and circuses" to keep the public quiet so that they don't get the idea to rebel against, or secede from, a predatory and tyrannical central government.
As with Rome, our federal government is a republic no longer, and its political class cares nothing for the interests of the citizenry that they once claimed to represent.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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