With the perfectly timed "death" of Reagan, there is precious little else getting through the airwaves these days. The fact that more Americans have died in Iraq for bush's oil was buried deep in the back pages, the discovery of memos from the bush administration authorizing torture of prisoners hardly made a wave. Reagan's death has served to eclipse these stories, and all according to plan.
Yet somehow, when we're so "busy" with reagan that nothing else gets through the noise, a long, coy, human interest story about a new business venture entailing the exploitation of women manages to make the headlines. It seemed odd, watching young women's asses so unceremoniously bulging out of orange satin disco shorts while a giggling, winking anchor happily expounded upon the "eye candy" and the endless possibilities for "fun" aboard the new hooters airlines. A corporate head in an orange satin tie stood near a bevy of hooters flight attendants and explained that, "Whatever men want, they will get on these flights. We're all about fun. We take the customers seriously."
Is the corporate media getting a kickback from hooters and other corporations that they keep shamelessly promoting on so-called "news" shows? Or is this just more of the mindless depths to which "journalists" have sunk to keep us in the dark about real issues here in the real world, where a real war is going on and real people are really dying. Yes, it strikes me as odd that the only news out there right now, amid all of the war and corruption and ignorance being committed all over the world in our names, amid the gathering of the G8, amid mass protests in sfo and elsewhere, the only news is a very old, senile, dead past president who likely died years ago, and yet another "scoop" of young women stuffed into undignified and no longer fashionable attire for the pleasure of wealthy yet grubby, senile old men. (Maybe there is a pattern here after all.)