domingo, setembro 14, 2008

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON


This week's campaign sleazefest brought to mind
G. K. Chesterton's remark: "If there is one thing worse
than the modern weakening of major morals,
it is the modern strengthening of minor morals."
So the media burns up hours of airtime arguing about "lipstick on a pig,"
while spending little or no time discussing suicide bombings in Iraq killing
and wounding hundreds, the unemployment rate surpassing six percent
for the first time in five years, another Wall Street institution teetering
on collapse, the lack of political progress in Iraq
reflected in the imminent postponement of the planned provincial elections,
the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff declaring
we're "running out of time" to get the war in Afghanistan right, etc, etc, etc.

In this topsy-turvy media world,
it's only fitting that the week's hardest-hitting political interview
was conducted by the ladies on The View. [The Huffington Post]

1 comentário:

Blondewithaphd disse...

"The weakening of major morals". My feelings exactly and wonderfully verbalized! And we all know the end in Afghanistan, right?