|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Monday, October 16, 2006 |
( 10/16/2006 07:37:00 AM ) Bill S.
"LOCAL" NEWS – So I'm listening to that hotbed of liberal broadcasting, NPR's "Morning Edition," and they're running a piece on Iraq War vet Patrick Murphy's bid for representative. He's running on his war experience, but reporter Juan Williams tells us that many voters are more concerned with "local issues" than they are the War. First examples we hear from folks on the street: protecting Social Security and protecting our kids in school. "Local issues?" think I – seems to me these are broader issues than that.
The piece is followed by Cokie Roberts' weekly Monday a.m. parse on the news – and she starts talking about candidates who are running as critics of the Iraq War, stating authoritatively that none of the candidates running on the War Issue have a serious plan to address it. Yet the Patrick Murphy piece that preceded her included Murphy's discussion of the need for a planned withdrawal, which sounds (whatever you may think about it) like an alternative plan to me. I go to Murphy's website, and there I see an even more detailed six-point plan for Iraq. "Does Cokie even listen to National Public Radio?" I wonder . . .