Soapbox Saturday: The News is Not News

I’m with Thom Hartmann who says the news is total drek. Penis length or lack of penis entirely have been the focus of pukish pundits everywhere you turn.  What about the actual issues?

Hartman says “the corporate commercial networks are much, much happier presenting personal drama in the form of packaged infotainment and faux outrage rather than any sort of programming in the public interest.

“This isn’t just me saying this either, I’ve put this challenge to my radio listeners for the past several weeks: If any listener or reader can find a moment where CNN or MSNBC has hosted a real substantive policy discussion on any significant issue, we’ll reward that listener or reader with a copy of one of my books of their choosing.”

So, how many books has the Thom Hartmann Show given away?

“Zero, zilch, none. It’s not because the candidates aren’t saying things that are worth serious discussion, it’s because the so-called “news” refuses to cover those things.”

Read the rest of his critique here.