The media sucks because it tends to be no damn good at reporting. Its problem is not showing too much -- I have yet to see a nipple or a pubic hair in the video from the riot in New York (and seriously, if the press sat on that video and refused to air it, we'd all be jumping up and down and hollering about "the people's right to know"). Its problem is not showing too little conservative bias (and hey, it's not like that video depicts the Downtrodden Masses in a shining light, does it?). The news media sucks because it has its priorities in the wrong place.

Here's my ongoing rant about the media's priorities: Remember that big tidal wave in July 1998 that killed 6,000 people in New Guinea? You don't? It sure seems like something you'd remember, doesn't it? Big, telegenic disaster -- thousands of people dead -- you sure you don't remember? Could it be because the three major networks were running a story about a cruise ship fire off the coast of Florida instead? A fire that killed no one and caused only minor damage? So why did a minor fire on a cruise ship trump a disaster that killed 6,000 people? First, the cruise ship industry does millions of dollars of business in America, and the media had to reassure wealthy Americans that they could continue to sail safely throughout the Caribbean. Second, it was much easier to get to Florida to get video than it was to get to New Guinea. Third, the tidal wave happened in an "unimportant" area of the world and only affected non-whites. There are no ratings to be had that way...