Thursday, March 29, 2007

One thing that was predictable: It's hard to find a story now about the egregious treatment of veterans at Walter Reed and other vet hospitals nationwide. Typical 24 hour news cycle syndrome ( 24-HNCS ) . Makes one wonder what cable and network TV news execs were and are thinking.

OK. The Washington Post broke this story so we're going to have to do something with it. For a while. A very short while. We do, afterall, have to get back to what viewers really want to see:

Anna Nicole. American Idol. Amber alerts. People being rescued from falls into trenches. In other words, what really matters. What's easily understood. What lends itself to good video.

I said it before and I'll say it again.

Does the story have legs? No, it does not. It has one leg and one arm, and it'll be forgotten faster than you can say, " G.I. Blues. "

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