I was out of contact with the outside world for almost all of the past 4 days with the exception of getting a newspaper on Friday morning. I was actually quite thankful after seeing the story about the attempted plane bombing, since I just knew that all of the coverage Christmas Day would be endless idle speculation with virtually no facts. I figured most of that would have burned out be the time we got back this afternoon and so turned on the news to see what had gone on in the world while I was away.
In half an hour of watching CNN (MSNBC had it’s usual Sunday mass-murderer porn on) I heard about the flooding of Reagan National Airport, increased security at L.A., an interview with the Dutch guy who apprehended the terrorist suspect (twice). By the way, who would have thought a European would save the day? I thought they were all too busy eating brie and surrendering to Muslim fanatics to actually take a stand. I guess Fox News and the Right are wrong again.
Why am I always amazed at the crappy world coverage we get here in the states?