Tuesday, May 10, 2005

They're Like Muggings, Really

Adopting a trick I learned from Lawyers, Guns and Money, here's a shorter John Tierney:

"Yes, the media should cover suicide bombings in Iraq, but aren't we just making the insurgency stronger by exposing their deadly work? Isn't this like rubbernecking at a car accident, or like watching endless coverage of a natural disaster? I mean, suicide bombings are so 2004, and Americans are tired of all the gore. What if we imitated Giuliani and stopped giving so many details about these things? After all, it would probably make Americans less concerned that a car bomb in Iraq is going to kill them. We could get back to living our normal lives."