It is rather embarrassing.
I am somewhat encouraged by the report today that the Democrat opposing Rep. Joe Wilson has received something like $450,000 in donations since last night...
There is a lovely synergy between the lowest levels of discourse in this country and their featuring on the media 24/7 so that all the conversation becomes about (in this case) death panels and abortion funding instead of anything substantial, and the several corporations that have come to own just about all the major media outlets. They are in it for the money and don't have any higher calling to practice journalism or have any integrity in what they put out, and people have become so inured to it that they don't even know to demand better. Woodward and Bernstein? They were the product of the liberal slanted media that was determined to destroy President Nixon because they hated him. Feh.
The more I see, the more I think of Rome's bread and circuses. In our case it would be high fructose corn syrup and American Idol, about which more people become knowledgeable and exercised than almost anything else going.