CNN may finally be growing a set. My general disdain for talking heads on the news networks is exceeded only by my disdain for the GOP. This evening, though, I saw a brief glimpse of the breakdown of the cozy relationship between the talkaratti and the politicos.
Anderson Cooper had a brief chitchat with Mary Landrieu on CNN about the prepardness and the leadership from Washington, basically accusing them of a) being asleep at the wheel, and b) being self-contragulatory because they’re busy passing a $10 billion emergency supplemental spending authorization to “aid” those affected by the disaster. While I can only imagine what special interests the spending supports, the fact that he was arguing that the politicians are completely incompetent was stunning. After all, the two groups generally rely on and feed upon one another. To see him throw aside the general deference that they typically provide gave me brief hope that we could see a media that actually challenges the political class to help real people.