I have CNN on in the background and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is on.
Just now we had a two-minute slot called The Cafferty File.
It was some old man opining that the United States of America should not be donating US$1B in funds to rebuild the country of Georgia as proposed by Senator Barack Obama.
This is perplexing. Shouldn't news be purely factual so that readers, however stupid and naive, can make their own decisions based on information. They should not be swayed by those in the media that are so egotistical that they feel the need to take to the airwaves and print to promote their views in the name of "free speech".
"Free speech" that is, which seems to have been bastardised into "Freedom for me to impose my views on you should you be happening to be minding your own business trying to read news or unlucky enough to stumble on my column."
The only saving grace is that I have the confidence to seek rational information and do my best to filter out irrelevant third-party opinion. If only I was confident that everyone could do the same.