Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sweet, Sweet Catharsis

I am not a big fan of the White House Press Corps and big media in general, who seem to think that they are the most important people in the world. If they don't know about something before it happens, it must be due to a cover-up. If they actually have to do (gasp) research to find something out, it must be because it is being covered up, even if all the documents needed for the research were freely given to them at their mere request. And if they are told about something immediately, half the time they accuse the Bush administration of a cover-up anyway. (Dr. Sanity must have a name for this, but it eludes me at the moment.)

While I don't advocate the deliberate shooting of people, this about sums up how I feel about it.

Do these reporters not live in the real world? Do they not realize that the world does not revolve around telling them every last bit of gossip? Do they call for the resignations of their family members when sometimes it takes a couple of days for them to hear that so-and-so was in the hospital or such-and-such had her baby?