Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!
Unmasked: The CIA's 'Unidentified Queen of Torture'
Here Are 5 Countries Where Solar Power Is Making a Revolution
Dennis Kucinich: There Isn't Much Difference Between the Clintons and the Bushes
Paris' Radical Plan to Keep the Rich From Completely Gentrifying Central Neighborhoods
'Human Experimentation Was a Core Feature of the CIA Torture Program'
Dig led by Mike Rose
Dig led by Truthdig Staff
By Bill Boyarsky $12.15
By Andy Borowitz $28.70
By Mike Luckovich
More Below the Ad
Email to a friend
Get truth delivered to
your inbox every week.
If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.
By Ga, January 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm Link to this comment
when I laugh.
By Chris, December 29, 2007 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment
Once again Lukovich has captured the moment accurately. The once-promising cable news (American cable news, that is) is abysmal on most levels. One doesn’t have to look far…MSNBC is a perfect example. Yes, they have Keith Olberman, but his show is only half-way decent for about a half hour before it descends into titillation and celebrity gossip.
And, of course, Fox News is nothing more than the American equivalent of Pravda for the Republican party.
Keith Olberman came out of vacation for one day to do a riveting hour (minus celebrity gossip, etc.) on the day of Bhutto’s assassination. Yet the day before he gave his viewers an entire hour devoted to Oddball segments in his absence.
Is Larry King remotely related in any way to serious interviewing?
It’s the very thing that is driving people who want serious information away from cable news, onto the Internet.
There are other alternatives…Link TV is one, BBC News is another, “Frontline” and “Bill Moyer’s Journal” on PBS are other choices.
It’s good to have the availability of cable news when an event such as the Bhutto assassination occurs. But other than that, with all the available choices in other areas, why would you spend another wasted moment on cable news?
Strengthen your commitment to Truthdig by becoming a Bedrock Supporter. Annual membership includes special discounts and content as well as the opportunity to network with other Truthdiggers.