Right now at CNN.com the top story is – duh – terrischiavo: ‘This was for Terri,’ husband’s lawyer says
In the rest of the news box on the first screen, in order:
- President: Millions feel Schiavo’s passing
- Schiavo video released just before her death
- CNN/Money: Wolfowitz elected World Bank President
- Report: Iraq intelligence ‘simply wrong’
- Prince Albert takes over Monaco from ailing dad
- Report: Half of cancer deaths preventable
- CNN/Money: Ted Koppel leaving ABC
- SI.com: 3 MLB players tossed from NBA game
Wow. Three Terri Schiavo stories before we get to Wolfbeard boarding the USS World Bank, and hell, I guess we should feel lucky that the story on Iraq intel is being covered at all. I mean, didn’t Michael Jackson do something interesting like wave to a crowd today?
Other news in the sections further down the page:
Hey, wait a damned second – what’s that first item there?
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — President Bush suggested Wednesday that lawmakers who oppose his proposal for a Social Security overhaul could face political problems as a result.
Well, what timing – Terri kicks and all of a sudden Social Security is back on the charts. What do you make of that?
I can also imagine circumstances where this one would be huge news:
WIESBADEN, Germany (AP) — A military court on Thursday found a U.S. Army tank company commander guilty of charges related to the shooting death of a wounded Iraqi last year.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan appeals court reduced the sentences of three Americans jailed for torturing Afghans during a freelance hunt for terrorists but refused to overturn their convictions, an official said.
Our nation’s misleadership would like to thank Terri Schiavo for her courageous service in distracting America for a couple weeks…
Say it with me – eye on the ball, people…