Friday, July 6, 2007

Local news station asks the hard questions

There's all kinds of news in the world this morning: the continuing fallout from the "pardon" (not yet in word, but soon) of Scooter Libby, a scorching heatwave in the western US, news on the recent bombing attempts in Britain, the war in Iraq, and so forth. So what does KATU News, one of my local news stations here in Portland choose as the subject for its incisive, laser-beam-like gaze? The purported phallocentrism of local traffic impediments. Truly a subject worthy of the local news, about which Garrison Keillor once remarked, "you could learn more about the world drinking gin straight from the bottle."