With uproar over the NFL’s inept replacement referees at a fever pitch, today’s cartoon by Michael Ramirez couldn’t be more timely. Say what you will about the replacement refs, at least they don’t try to tackle anyone:
Over the years, I have gotten pretty philosophical about our corrupt news media. Obviously, they are trying to elect Barack Obama. Equally obviously, they have some impact on voters. Probably a lot of impact: I don’t think we can really imagine what a United States with neutral news media would look like. Still, popular distrust of reporters and editors is at an all-time high; appropriately so. If a majority of voters–not all, of course–can’t see through the media smoke screen to the reality of the past four years, they are dumber than I think they are.