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What's Wrong with This?

Found in Tuesday's print edition of McPaper -- er, I mean USA Today:

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch started college with 4,600 other freshmen at West Virginia University in Morgantown. "She's been so out of the news for so long, she's not readily recognizable -- which I think she appreciates," said her publicist, Aly Goodwin Gregg.

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What strikes a chord with me are the media vultures who prey on her trauma and regurgitate it for the American public at large, who are starved for this kind of emotional feeding frenzy. I can almost hear the maniacal laugh of the network news executive followed by "a young, pretty blonde girl was captured in Iraq? Excellent!"

Sensationalism at its best--the media moguls profit from this woman's sacrifice, while the American people gawk and feel self-righteous indignation on her behalf. All the while, the public is pre-occupied and does not have to face the realities of W's war.

I agree with everything you said, but the point of the original post was... well... I'll make it with italics:

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch started college with 4,600 other freshmen at West Virginia University in Morgantown. "She's been so out of the news for so long, she's not readily recognizable -- which I think she appreciates," said her publicist, Aly Goodwin Gregg.

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