I’ve scored a precious “work from home” day and thought I’d keep my old buddy CNN running in the background as they ramp up to tomorrow. Prominent on my IGoogle frontpage is my faithful “Bush Countdown” counter that I clearly remember installing, with great despair, when it was a thousand something. One day, four hours and 42 minutes when I checked in this morning, the day I had waited over a thousand days for, and CNN doesn’t seem to give a damn.
CNN and I have been constant companions even longer than that — I had moved over from the broadcast networks somewhere between 9/11 and “Shock and Awe” — and I had come to depend on CNN to relate to me the “mood of the country”. I’ve noticed over the years how, as public opinion goes, so goes CNN. They slavishly adored GWB and faithfully disseminated White House talking points until the country turned on him post-Katrina. I clearly remember the ass shellacing they gave John Murtha a few months before for daring to publicly question the war.
but ever since Katrina, CNN and I have been pretty much on the same page as far as George W Asshat was concerned. Until this weekend, until today. I can only assume the rest of the country is out of synch with me too — all tightly focused on hope and change and history being made and moving forward. But I’m not ready to move forward just quite yet.