11
Aug
07

Saturday Sewer: The D-word Makes An Appearance

“Here’s how fucked we used to be, and here’s how fucked we are now”

If you’re looking for bad news, look on Saturday. That is the day that bad news is guaranteed to appear in mainstream newspapers because media professionals and PR operatives know that few people read the Saturday paper. I call the phenomenon the Saturday Sewer. Saturday is the day with the lowest news audience, so public relations professionals in industry, government, and the military know to sit on the week’s un-squelchable bad news until late on Friday in order to have the story printed on a day when the fewest of us are reading.

Today’s Sewer item is culled from a Friday appearance made on NPR’s All Things Considered by Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute. Hold on to your Wiis, guys – the General is talking draft.

Lute, a three-star patsy tapped by the White House, is the president’s War Czar, a term that, when translated from asshole to plain English means “Iraq fall guy with little future career to risk.” Lute’s appearance on ATC included the following quote:

“I think it makes sense to certainly consider [the draft]. And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table. But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation’s security by one means or another,”

Classic example of the kind of quote you won’t see on Tuesday’s front pages. Lift the cover on the Saturday Sewer at your own risk.

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