Friday, April 27, 2012

On US Secret Service and TV News: Enough Already! ... by gimleteye

The U.S. Secret Service has been the lead story on network TV news for a week. Enough already. Enough!

Was it a serious breach of security? Yes. Is it the biggest story facing Americans? Not by a long shot.

How about the economy? Or Afghanistan and Iraq? I'm guessing that the passing freak show of the Republican primary, blown up like a Macy's Day Parade figure on network TV for the past six months, left a big gap and TV executives needed something purient and light to fit its absence.

How about issues of federalism and state authority? How about the fact that restoring the Everglades is a $20 billion project, involving a couple of million acres of land, and that the state of Florida only has five people working part-time to do monitoring of the Big Sugar polluters?

To me, there are many stories bigger than the U.S. Secret Service. But if you are going to investigate the U.S. Secret Service ad infinitum, how about the story of shifting morals over the decades and during times of severe economic crisis, suddenly human sexuality becomes an issue for dissection by the press.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would have to add the Zimmerman case, being tried in the media is much worse and I'm sick of that too. Enough already. Neither the family of the victim or the perpetrator are ever going to get justice if this keeps up! Just wanted to put that out there because I'm sick of not being able to watch the news. If I read online, I can at least not "read" anymore about it right now.

Anonymous said...

You would not be able to get enough if it was under the Bush Administration.

Stu said...

The last anon is exactly correct. You don't like this because it is yet another Obama scandal.

Anonymous said...

How exactly is this an Obama scandal? Is it an Obama scandal, Too, the US military are photographed showing off enemy body parts? ... Idiots.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Obama hires the secret service...why don't you blame congress while you were at it?

what a jerk that reader 2 above is.

Anonymous said...

Two words. Abu Ghraib

Anonymous said...

Considering the election year, right now it is the best thing the media has. It sort of parallels the screwing environment, some one said "prostitution is a secret service".

soflanewbie said...

I agree with your point, but why is this even considered a scandal? Okay, maybe it looks a little unseemly, but did the guys pay the "escorts" with government funds? Breach of security? Only if the pillow talk involved presidential security arrangements or if the agents would be subject to blackmail--both pretty unlikely.

I guess it's only okay to hire whores if you're a member of congress, like David Vitter, but "diaper boy" is still in the Senate and not considered a security risk, no?