Lately it seems that U.S. media hasn't been as slick as it used to be in packaging its bullshit; I would guess that reportage is trickier to present as seamlessly as stenography.
I never really used Google News until the other day, and just discovered how easy it is to change it settings to aggregate news for other countries. I figured New Zealand would be the best country to get your news from, since they're a day ahead of me and should know more. I bet they're really cocky about it too -- well Cher bra, you kiwi sons of bitches! You antipodean bastards will be eating my dust in a few days!
Anyway, I had scanned the US feed before noticing that you can change it to other countries, and noticed that while the photos for the top stories mostly stayed the same, the headlines where quite different. Here are some of my favorites from today [click for larger image]:
OK, well, AlJazeera may not be as trusted a media source as, say, Fox News. Although their story is filed with the same news sources as the U.S. story that doesn't mention that the killers were/may have been police.
It's funny how CNN and MSNBC [and the others, I would assume] devoted long segments about all the pork being shoved into that military spending bill where the anchor and some c-list pundits acted shocked ["millions for stimulating sales in Christmas trees!" was the one I think Nora O'Donnell was most scandalized by] as if this was the first bill to ever be tagged with bullshit amendments for pork projects. Considering that these 24-hour stations are run with Germanic efficiency, I guess they just ran out of time to simply mention that Congress is making another attempt to raise the minimum wage in their bill.
Ah yes, the fucking LA TIMES. Blergh.
And this one really shocked me -- how much would anyone care to bet that King Abdullah's money quote about the U.S. presence in Iraq being illegitimate will make it to the network news tonight? Speaking of which, could Katie Couric be a more loathsome piece of shit? I've grown to expect less and less from 60 MINUTES, but last Sunday's show is my last.
It seems the King of Saud is more badass [or exasperated] with the U.S. than we're told.