Marathon Bombing Coverage Marathon

Twenty-four hours of speculation!

Twenty-four hours of speculation!

BOSTON – Strange how the major cable news outlets refer to their treatment of the tragedy here as the “Marathon Bombing Coverage” when really, it has become the “Bombing Coverage Marathon.” With approximately ten minutes of new news per day, and twenty-four hours of news coverage, we wind up with twenty-three hours and fifty minutes of “expert” opinon. While Faux News is constantly working to blame every single negative event on the color of Barack Obama’s skin, Chicken-Noodle News is not much better. Did the FBI drop the ball? Did the Russians provide enough conjecture? Is Chechnya really the name of some place? Will your pressure cooker suddenly commit an act of terror? If a judge who has never appeared on CSI comes to your hospital room, can you really get off on a technicality? Does hiding in a boat qualify you as an enemy combatant? Considering Lindsey Graham is such a douchebag (see previous story about supporting the right to murder six-year-olds efficiently), why does he still get so much air time? Does another ridiculous outburst by YAWN MCLAME really count as news?

This case will be prosecuted in United States Federal Court in accordance with The Constitution, and in due time, a verdict will be rendered. Sadly, until there is another tragedy to draw the breathless attention of the news media, that process will be scrutinized and interpreted to death. And whoever the victims of that next tragedy turn out to be, they had better brace for an overwhelming onslaught of “expertise.”

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