Believe it or not I heard those words on the lead up to the Colts football game.
The announcer said in a disarmingly chipper voice to tune into 60 Minutes and hear about the secret CIA plane...was it a one way trip to the torture chamber?
My feller laughed. It was that silly.
And it struck me that we are getting to the place where media is absurd, surreal, banal, take your pick.
60 Minutes will do a fake but accurate story on a secret mission about torture.
Of course, it is not secret, there is no torture chamber and 60 Minutes is more about entertainment than news.
When I was younger I never missed 60 Minutes or Face the Nation. However, speaking of torture, I would consider sitting through either one of them to be just that today. And so I shake my head with disgust, my man friend laughs at the sheer stupidity of the tune in to torture lead in and it dawns on me:
Who watches this stuff? Most people I know are more concerned with detention of terrorists turning into R&R for terrorists than they are with a mass murderer suffering sleep deprivation..so who are they doing these socalled news stories for?
I have a step grandson who is going to be 4 year in February. This is the first Christmas he has really got into. His safety is my concern.
I have to admit I am more concerned about the fact that media uses classified information to sell books and advertising than I am with the delicate sensibilities of a terrorist who would gladly put a bomb in one of the toys I bought my little man for Christmas.
I bet that is true for a lot of other people as well.
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