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Media Update

In a post a few months back, I lamented the media’s focus on celebrity issues at the expense of reporting actual news. Over the last few days, the media has been fortunately reporting on the things that matter…but then again it’s pretty hard to ignore multiple bombs in London and a category 4 hurricane bearing down on the panhandle of Florida.

It was amusing watching over the weekend as the live reporters covered the hurricane. They all told the viewers to “do as I say (evacuate), not as I do” as they braced themselves in 80 mph winds. We almost lost CNN’s Anderson Cooper to an errant Ramada Inn sign. You could almost hear the collective disappointment of the media as Dennis weakened a bit just prior to making landfall.

I will give some members of the media credit for reporting on the 10th anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica. Unfortunately, that item seems to have disappeared from the headlines now, in favor of the much more important issue of Hillary Clinton’s comparison on the president to Alfred E. Neuman.

…and so it goes.

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