"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All the News That's Fit?

So I was checking in on CNN last night to see what they had to say about what, to me, were the two big stories from yesterday:  Congress' investigation into the Solyndra scandal; and the likely Republican victory in the special election in NY-9 to fill Anthony Weiner's vacated seat.   Weird, then, that at 8:15 PM CST, fifteen minutes after the polls closed in New York, there was literally nothing on CNN about the NY-9 election, and nothing about the Solyndra hearings.   Weird.   They had a story about American hitchhikers in Iran being freed, and about the new movie Contagion.   Weird that they seemed to be hiding the hard news.

Or, maybe not so weird.   I mean, it doesn't help Obama, does it, so it can't be news.

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