Israel is reducing the PLO headquarters to rubble, the prospect of war in Iraq draws closer, so what is national TV news leading with? The mom who beat her kid. Maybe we all need to watch the video again, in case we didn’t quite understand it the first five hundred viewings.
This is not responsible news coverage, this is cheap easy “news” that requires no mental work on the part of the media to cover. No-brainer news. Best to steer clear of in depth pieces on Iraq – that might involve heavy mental lifting.