17 Nov 2012 Leave a comment
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Originally posted on Born Again Baby Boomer Ex-Lefty American Gal:
In nine long days since Election 2012 a downpour of news stories has flooded the American psyche. Magically, the stories held their water until the President’s reelection was history. Then they washed over the nation with torrential force. Yesterday, the President made news of his own, holding his first press conference in eight months and releasing the residual snarkiness that had built up over that period.
Imagine the odds. Within seventy-two hours of the President’s electoral victory, the campaign-weary nation got its bell rung twice. First, we learned about the United States surveillance drone that had been fired upon by Iranian warplanes—on November 1st. Why didn’t we hear this news before the election? According to Pentagon spokesperson, George Little, the surveillance mission was classified. You mean, classified like the Bin Laden kill that was splashed throughout the media before the body cooled? Had news organizations not preemptively reported the drone story, would we have heard about it at all?