Why Bother With 24 Hour News If You Ignore News?

As Steve Benen rounds up here, last night was an epic failure for 24 hour news in America. I turned it on thinking they would have something about the disputed Iranian election. It was all reruns and garbage on all three networks - CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. I turned the TV off in disgust and turned to the web.

Because as we all know, we should ignore news from the middle east because nothing over there ever affects us at all.