Why Has Our Time Been Wasted?

Friday, August 18, 2006
The MSM has once again disgraced itself. Barring something unexpected, the hullabaloo surrounding John Mark Karr’s claim of murdering Jon Benet Ramsey is a total waste of time. Any editor who decided to highlight this story should be severely reprimanded, if not fired. The fact that a man was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, for possibly murdering a young girl some ten years ago is at the very most deserving of a short story buried somewhere on page 23A. Police constantly have to deal with psychiatrically challenged individuals falsely admitting to crimes they never committed. Such folks should generally be ignored until there is substantial evidence tying them directly to the crime. It increasingly looks like Karr isn’t even remotely connected to the murder. What ever happened to the prudential judgment normally required of professional journalists?