by Ari Rutenberg
The current story being covered all over the MSM is once again ridiculous and irrelevant. The fact that Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) was caught doing some gay shenanigans is irrelevant. It distracts us from dealing with the real and serious issues our country and the world are facing right now. The fact is that if Larry Craig wants to be gay, I do not care. In fact the only people who should give a crap are his fellow Republicans who espouse hate for gays. And of course they are, having called for an ethics probe of his actions.
What is more disappointing is that the left wing blogs are running this as their front story. Has it gotten to the point that we cannot even trust the Huffington Post, Crooks and Liars, and Think Progress to stand up for real news? It really pains me to see such drivel presented as news even by those who are supposed to stand against such abuse of the public trust. I hope that everyone comes to their senses and start writing about the real problems: Iraq, fires in Greece, workplace safety in America (especially in mines), and of course the ever-present problem of the environment (see floods in the midwest) and global climate change. Only when the New York Times and the Huffington Post are running banner headlines saying "driving SUVs leads to flooding in the midwest" can we again begin to feel confidence in our MSM and our alternative news sources. END Full text.