Sunday, September 04, 2005

Music to my ears...or "It's about time!"

The Rebellion of the Talking Heads
Newscasters, sick of official lies and stonewalling, finally start snarling.

One of the many frustrations voiced by those of us who have questions for Bush & Co. is the passiveness of the media and their avoidance of "hard questions". It's as if our journalists have decided to become the PR firm for the administration.

Imagine the surprise and joy as we witness the "winds of change", as we see the typically mild interviews transforming into direct questions and insistence upon direct answers.

A good summary containing snippets of such moments (and links to the full interviews) can be found at The Rebellion of the Talking Heads at The journalists who are stepping away from the previous "comfort zone" include CNN's Anderson Cooper, NPR's Robert Siegel, CNN's Miles O'Brien, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, and CNN's Soledad O'Brien.

My favorite quote (from "My Pet Goat: The Sequel" by Greg Mitchell):

"This is not mere incompetence, but dereliction of duty. The press should call it by its proper name."

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