Another day dawns in which the New York Times utterly fails to cover the fact that George W. Bush not only knew of but came out and said “I approved” of the use of torture by the United States government. 19 square inches devoted to dancing nuns? That’s news the paper finds “fit to print.” But not the involvement of the president in a conspiracy to commit torture.
On the television, CNN has devoted not one minute, not one second to the news that your president is at the head of a criminal torture conspiracy. This has so driven me to distraction that I’ve decided I could generate better news coverage from my own bathroom:
BNN: the Bathroom News Network. Yes, it’s unpolished. No, there are no tympanies. But it’s not dirty if it’s true.