One just doesn't know how to view the rush to be first with a breaking story in the TV media. Watching local TV it seems the most used words seem to be, exclusive, first heard here, seen only our our chopper cam, blah blah blah. As if that meant anything to anyone anyway. It is like the nightly sex story on each station. We know it is there only because they want more people to watch so they can sell more ad time for erectile disfunction drugs and other stuff.
You really would hope that the national media would not fall into that trap. But CNN and Fox really screwed up the Supreme Court decision on health care by reporting the absolutely wrong outcome. All so they could be first with the news. Who cares who is first? It means nothing. We all would find out sooner or later anyway. Maybe they should read more than the first page of an opinion before disgracing themselves? Oh! But to be first!
What does Wolf Blitzer and the dunderheads at Fox do now? Anything they say would be like Nixon saying he pushed the wrong button on that tape recorder back in the Watergate era. Well, they all look incredibly stupid and these are the people we depend on for basic competence in journalism.
So I am off for another early golf game before we hit 100 degrees. This heat is devastating our garden. Except for the tomatoes.