The Republican propaganda unit known as Fox started the inane obsession with a DC missing-person case because it looked like one way to embarrass a Democratic congressman. As summer wore on, however, CNN lapped Fox with its own sensationalist drivel. While President Bush clashed with European leaders over global warming and Star Wars, while the stock market dove, while the fate of Social Security was debated, a brainless mouth named Greta Van Susteren machine-gunned arcane questions on Gary Condit and Chandra Levy every night
to "experts. Worst of all: It was boring. As much as the self-centered congressman, the self-promotional Van Susteren is what's wrong with America. The people who hired her, who program her, who put dollars in her pockets and food on her table should be ashamed of themselves.