So, the internet is abuzz with stories that the New York Times soon will publish an article detailing a "new scandal" involving New York Governor David Paterson. The scuttlebutt is that Paterson intends to resign in light of the revelations. Mmmmmmmmm . . . . Scandal . . . .
According to a recent poll, only .125 percent of Republicans say that Dick Cheney represents the core values of the Republican Party. And yet, as Political Carnival notes, "Cheney has been granted far more media time and visibility to make the case for his world view, and the policies that resulted from them, than any other Republican figure, with the possible exception of Sarah Palin."
What the hell is wrong with the American media? We're all aware of how obsessed the cable networks in particular are with trivial matters, preferring to focus on Tiger Woods's embarrassment than the problems of the world. (Click on cartoon at right to expand.)
But, as Jim Fallows notes, the more serious and consequential problem may be the Washington press's preoccupation with perceptions rather than reality.