It’s laughable what mainstream media folks relish as fodder for boring their readers, viewers and listeners in these days of plummeting circulation, fragmented audiences and declining ad revenues.
In Nevada, we have the silly car bomb controversy from Harry Reid’s biographical commercial, and Sue Lowden’s denial that she laughed about the bomb. Nationally, we get the Balloon Boy BS that made me laugh so much I cried.
In both cases, there is sufficient hot air in these blown-up tidbits from the flotsam and jetsam of modern existence to make an old wire service veteran cringe. Critical thinking is a thing of the past, I fear.