i found this story while i was scouting around the web during my normal workday procrastination and part of it really struck me: why is it that the whole pet food craziness gets media coverage galore because of a dozen dead pets, but 12 fallen soldiers gets little to no coverage. are we that used to the daily war casualties? are we complacent enough that we say, “oh wow! only 12 dead soldiers! that’s way less than yesterday…what a great day towards victory.” i reckon that no news from iraq can be exciting enough for the american media/public after four years of hearing about it, but honestly.
at the end of the day, though, we have to trust the media and gobble up their take-home message:
like, omg. rat-poisoned pet food is, like, totally the new e. coli-ladened spinach!