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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
  This will be a quick rant. I think. I just want to call for the shooting of the messenger. It has dawned on me that the only people who cry, "Don't shoot the messenger!", are, in fact, messengers. So, this call is completely self-serving, and I think we should ignore their screams of cowardice.

Okay, that was the set up. What I really want to know, is who the hell is Sean Hannity, and why does anyone listen to his gobbly-gook? He speaks knowingly of military operations. When was he in the military, which branch, and where did he serve? He speaks authoritatively on the economy. Where did he get his Ph.D. in economics? Or, maybe he got an MBA? Has he run a large business? Maybe his background is finance? I want to know!

I also want to know, "Who's he sleeping with outside of his marriage (I'm assuming he's married?)?" How much does he drink on a given day? What brand? Where does he hang out? Surely, his fan base would appreciate this type of information. I think we should set up a Sean Hannity Alert System, and anytime anyone anywhere sees Sean, that information should go in to a data base. Who's his dealer? What kind of car does he drive? In fact, we should 'vet' him with the scrutiny that the CIA looks at prospective agents. And, that goes for all these right wing twits.

And, I think in the pursuit of transparency, we should do this for all the people who are providing us with their opinions. Those hacks over at CNBC, Cud-chew and Crammer, who's footing the bill for their inane comments? And those guys must be on drugs! I've heard their 'economic/market projections', you can't tell me the numbers they quote aren't dreamed up by the corporations' PR departments. In fact, CNBC has turned into nothing more then a convenient shill for any CEO trying to build their numbers.

Come to think of it, that may be the real point of this rant: What happened to reporting the news? What happened to investigative reporting? I'm a news junky, but I can't seem to find any news across 80 channels. Who the hell cares if Affeck and Lopez split? That's worthy of time on a 'real' news program?! All I seem to find nowadays are pretty faces with empty minds, spouting worthless opinions based on I'm not sure what.

So, to some up the points of this rant (though, I'm not sure the 'rant form' requires summing):

1. Who are the people spouting their inane opinions on news shows. What are their backgrounds, and what's hiding in their closets?

2. What happened to the news? Where is it? Can it still be found?

 
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