CNN gets a spanking

Who knew that the sometimes vapid and always self-satisfied was capable of such trenchant media analysis. The celeb blog delivered a stinging reprimand directed at for its lead story this morning titled, "Internet Transforms Modern Life." Gawker's comment:

"Because on a day when 38 people were killed in Iraq, Rumsfeld acknowledged the insurgency there could go on for another 12 years, oil topped $60 a barrel for the first time ever, the administration wants to start making enriched plutonium again for the first time since the end of the Cold War, and the Supreme Court is likely to announce whether it will hear an appeal from two reporters who might have to go to prison for not revealing a confidential source, it’s tough to figure out what to lead with."

Though I must say that I was shocked, shocked, to learn that the Internet is transforming modern lives. [via CJR Daily]

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