Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Blah blah blah
In the past 48 hours I've overdosed on 2 TV specials and one Leonard Lopate WNYC blabfest, all addressing the cause of the present Wall Street/credit/CDO-mortgage crisis. all featured journalists mouthing pieties about matters which, if they'd had any knowledge, or guts, they'd have reported on, and vehemently, two years before the fact, when all the evidence was there, loudly pointed to by the likes of James Grant, rather than riding bravely around the chatterati circuit two years after. Not one of these talking-writing heads had anything to offer apart from the most trite and anodyne observations, yet these are the blatherers who occupy prime real estate in what I suppose we should call "the media space." No wonder people hate newspapers and magazines and networks. Supposedly guardians of our life, liberty and happiness, they in fact guard nothing except what seems to be a premptive claim on talk-show time. Enough, already!