RocketBlender The real sad thing here isn't that they thought this was more important, it's that they felt the general public would find it more important.
mon666ster I'd recommend you read Chris Hedges' "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle". They're doing this on purpose.
CIWB The most depressing book I've ever read that didn't deal with the Holocaust.
The United States does not have a single reputable national news network anymore. That's sad. CNN is dumb, Fox is dumb and cartoonishly biased, and MSNBC is slightly less dumb and slightly less cartoonishly biased.