BREAKING: JonBenet Ramsey's killer used illegal wiretapping

In today's War & Peace Report, Democracy Now! reported on the lack of coverage concerning the major decision that came down last week regarding the president's illegal and unconstitutional wiretapping program. Somehow, the JonBenet Ramsey case is much, much, much more important to the TV networks. Nevermind that historic ruling about how the president is torching the Constitution, the American public needs to focus on a 10 year old murder case.

Our friends at Think Progress broke down the coverage on the day the decision came in:


"ABC devoted twice as much time to Ramsey as it did to the NSA story. More egregiously, CBS offered seven times as much airtime to Ramsey as it did to the NSA story, while NBC devoted 15 times more airtime. Below is a comparison of the allocation of time made by each network:
NETWORK----RAMSEY SEGMENT---NSA SEGMENT

NBC-----------------7:39-----------------0:27

CBS-----------------3:23-----------------0:25

ABC-----------------4:03-----------------2:00
And thanks to the joys of video blogging, having to submit myself to hours of mind numbing "news" coverage, I know these numbers have only gotten worse. If you know of any updated comparison numbers, email me.

You may also want to check out Jeff Cohen's take on this issue: TV News Vultures Circling JonBenet's Corpse -- Again

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