My two cents

The ubiquitous topics of discussion everywhere and always in the moment are the University of Idaho murders and George Santos. What could I possibly say that ' s somehow an original contribution and relevant to the (admittedly blurry) focus of this blog? Let ' s see what I can come up with.Sure, the U of I murders got the OJ treatment in the corporate media partly because the victims were white, young, good looking, and at least modestly privileged as full-time college students. Reporters and editors could identify with them as their younger selves and also their own children. But in fairness, the mystery -- the horrific and inexplicable nature of the crime -- is what really kept the story alive. Sure, there have been hundreds of murders since that have gotten little or no attention, but I have to admit I was very curious about this one. On the other hand, until the authorities made an arrest there was really nothing new to report about the case, but they managed to fill airtime anyway.As for George Santos, the story is ubiquitous for the totally legitimate reason that it ' s a) totally outrageous and b) compellingly demonstrates abject failures of journalism, the Democratic campaign apparatus,  and our political culture. The guy ' s entire existence is a fabrication, much of which was actually reported by a small local newspaper weeks before the election, which was entirely ignored by major media, the Democratic candidate ' s campaign, and the Democratic Congressional C...
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