Friday, May 30, 2008

Give Them Bread and Circuses!

Regarding the crane collapse in NYC today, this is the ad that's running on Channel Two:

"See and Hear the Panic Tonight at 11:00pm on WCBS News!", is the breathless announcement.

"Incredible New Footage as the Search for Answers Continues!"

It's pornography. It's tragedy as a sideshow. We think we're so much more sophisticated, more civilized than the crowds who used to gather to watch public hangings, but we haven't changed a bit!

"You Can See and Hear the Chaos!" They actually said that. I'm turning the channel.

- Hermana

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