Monday, January 31, 2005

Milking Another Election

As I listened to NPR's Morning Edition today, they managed to annoy me in a way usually reserved for TV network news. They were going on about the Iraqi elections, and Steve Inskeep kept reminding everyone that there would be "continuing coverage throughout the program." Coverage of what?! There are a sum total of three facts known about the elections at this point; 1. The elections happened. 2. The turnout was high. 3. There was little violence (by Iraqi standards.) Everything else is hype, speculation, and commentators speaking to hear their own voices. I expected better of NPR.


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