A friend writes:
I tried to avoid most of the media coverage of 9/11’s fifth anniversary. I found it too maudlin. When JFK was assassinated, there was — in addition to commentary, flashbacks and on-the- spot reporting — an extraordinary amount of serious classical music programming, including majestic masses and Te Deums by Mozart and Beethoven, played live by major orchestras on the following Sunday. I marvelled and felt grateful for those moments of reflection and consolation aired by our mass media. Can you imagine this happening nowadays?
Looking at [the Bullshitter-in-Chief], I have just thrown my shoe through my NEW plasma TV. I must find a cheaper form of expression.