Monday, May 04, 2009

Ron Paul on "swine flu"

Putting the "pandemic" in perspective. While the media indulge themselves in the latest "scare", other issues go unregarded. This is self-indulgence, par excellence, the insidious, sustained infantilisation of a media that is no longer able to exercise judgement or discretion.

With the headlines dominated by the latest instalments of the political soap opera, we have the national media today again indulging itself in "second order" issues, while adult reporting and discussion on real issues goes by the wayside. Small wonder, the media is largely unreadable. The grown-ups have been chased out of town by the claque.