Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pirates hijack national media

Unfortunately, the only disproportionate response we will likely ever see to the recent rash of piracy took place on the Sunday political talk shows.

I'm glad the captain and crew are safe. The Navy Seals are incredible. All of the Navy personnel that responded to the incident deserve recognition.

But Meet The Press, Fox News, and This Week, all featured lengthy discussions about the actual hijacking and the ramifications for US foreign policy. Why?

In fairness to This Week, Rick Warren was supposed to be on, but canceled at the last minute due to the fact that he seems to be going all John Kerry on California's Prop. 8 (he was for it before he was against it, apparently).

I won't bore you with the litany of crises that might, maybe, be a little more important to focus on, but I am sure you can think of one or two on your own.

You know, like what is going on with the Obama dog.


Your Lovely Wife said...

ARGH! The pirate thing is going to get worse before it gets better...per my little Yahoo news tidbit box.

I think everyone is just happy to talk about something other than the economy...except you Economists.

I am sure Obama's people are calling all the mainstream news shows...MORE PIRATE COVERAGE! WE NEED MORE PIRATE COVERAGE! :)

johnny said...

rrrrrr. Now that drug-addicted buffoon rush limbaugh is claiming they were merely misguided teenagers and he blames the President for their deaths. Save it rush, the only thing anyone wants to hear out of your mouth is the best place to score oxy in the palm beach area. I say its time for the navy to bring back the plank for the pirates to walk, that'll make them think twice before attempting a takeover.