Interesting read over at Bnet about the current Twitter frenzy the situation in Iran is causing. Apart from wondering when and how the fuck Twitter is ever going to make money (I’ve flogged that one to death in the past, so I’ll leave it alone) The funny bit is later in the piece, when writer, David Weir. points out the current pathetic state of American International TV News Media. On the show “A.C. 360.” After stressing that he had no correspondent in the field who was able to confirm any of the rumors coming across his desk about Iran, host Anderson Cooper then proceeded to broadcast those rumors. Cooper then connected with his chief correspondent in Iran, who from his five-star hotel room, explained why he wasn’t out covering the story. The Iranian government had not actually prevented him from going to the demonstrations, but had warned him that they could not protect his “safety” if he chose to go out with a camera into the streets. As David points out, war correspondents through the ages must now be spinning in their graves. That’s why if I want the real news, I watch the BBC. CNN watches “Tweets!” Douchenozzles!
Sign me up for that!