I agree with Russ. I can't even stand to watch the TV news. I was walking past a TV we have here at work and I heard this incredibly stirring martial score (musical) and stopped to look. Graphic text with crosshairs and all ominously faded in from black "The Search for the Sniper". I'm fed up with the entertainment profferd by the news media. If it isn't ratings worthy, it's not carried by the mainstream media. A good example is the coverage of all the poor kids kidnapped this past year in the US. The fact is that there haven't been any more kidnappings than "typical" this year. The press latched on to kidnappings after a relatively high profile child of a weatlthy family was missing. What followed then was a string of stories on missing kids because that's what hooked audiences.
"In the nightgown of the sullen moon, How the windows lean into the room, In the nightgown of the sullen moon."
-They Might Be Giants