Matt Taibbi: Don’t expect four months of round-the-clock truth coverage

New York Press: WMDUH!. Matt Taibbi writes about the mainstream media’s coverage of the Weapons of Mass Destruction scandal:

“Justice would seem to demand that a roughly equivalent amount of coverage be given to the truth, now that we know it. But that isn’t the way things work in America. We only cover things around the clock every day for four or five straight months when it’s fun.

“O.J. was fun. Monica Lewinsky was fun. ‘America’s New War’ was fun—there was a war at the end of that rainbow. But ‘We All Totally Fucked Up’ is not fun. You can’t make a whole new set of tv graphics for ‘We All Totally Fucked Up.’ There is no obvious location where Wolf Blitzer can do a somber, grimacing ‘We All Totally Fucked Up’ live shot … Hundreds of reporters cannot rush to stores to buy special khakis or rain slickers or Kevlar vests in preparation for ‘We All Totally Fucked Up.’ They would have to wear their own clothes and stand, not in front of burning tanks or smashed Indonesian hovels, but in front of their own apartments.”

Sad but true.

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