Readers- I couldn't decide between the two cartoons shown above and decided to go with both of them today because neither really requires too much in the way of editorializing.
Iran, with tremendous support from a do-nothing American president, is on the cusp of completing nuclear weapons...and quite possibly triggering a Mideast war of survival for Israel. And part of the entirely justifiable reason that Israel is feeling so desperate is that Barack Obama is now making no secret of his lack of support for our (former) ally.
All of this is huge...but the news media continues to crank out stories about Herman Cain's accusers, the unspeakable disparities in American wealth, and other blah blah blah topics.
Which leads us rather neatly into the second cartoon. The same media which is pretending to recoil in horror at the idea that Herman Cain might have made an unwanted sexual overture (and immediately took "no" for an answer, even by his accuser's shaky account) idolizes Bill Clinton as a horndog and love machine... and makes no apologies for completely ignoring the story of his accused brutal rape of Juanita Broaddrick in 1978, which was far better documented (with contemporaneous witnesses) than anything currently being said about Herman Cain.
Put these stories together and you have a perfect (and sad) microcosm of the hypocrisy and trivialization of today's "news media."
Which contributes so much, and so directly, to the hypocrisy and trivialization found in our formerly great republic.