Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our stupid discourse

There are days when I just feel like giving up. Yesterday the WaPo broke an important story about the huge expansion of our intelligence agencies. These agencies are so secretive no one really knows what they're doing and they're spending boatloads of tax dollars on them. It's not even clear they're useful for national security. In fact, the evidence suggests they're not.

But what was the top clicked story at WaPo yesterday? Sarah Palin said something stupid -- again. On Twitter. And Twitter was abuzz with snarkery over Sarah. Mocking hashtags proliferated faster than breeding rabbits. Almost no one was talking about the surveillance story. Just shoot me.

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3 Comments:

Blogger ex DLB said...

Libby, you're absolutely right. It's so easy to get distracted by the low hanging fruit. I have the story on my destop and have yet to read it. Thx for the reminder.

6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey DLB. It's an important story. It should get more steam but it won't. Sadly, I'm too often guilty of the same thing myself. So easy to get distracted by shiny objects.

9:50:00 PM  
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7:43:00 PM  

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