Sunday, June 14, 2009
Glad to see I wasn't the only one who noticed the near abscence of the Iran story for which I've been waiting about 15 years on the cable news networks yesterday. Twitter noticed. A number of online news sources, from the NYTimes to Joy Garnett on facebook, were appropriately all over it. While CNN was bad, MSNBC was absolutely fucking useless, replaying prison and rural murder mystery "documentaries". Both networks, especially MSNBC, should spend Monday apologizing for their negligence. (Although I'm sure that MSNBC will instead spend Monday the same way they've spent the last 3 weeks: Selling the new puff-chested book by Clutch Cargo/Kewpie Doll hybrid, Joe Scarborough.)
UPDATE: 10:36 pm. CNN is suddenly paying attention to the Iran story. They keep mentioning that they're going to be covering it for the next two hours. They KNOW they blew it.