Actor (most famously in Stand By Me and “Star Trek: The Next Generation, and some hilarious cameos on “The Big Bang Theory”) and author (I highly recommend Just a Geek, BTW) Wil Wheaton sent this across on Twitter earlier today:

This is why the news media in America is a complete joke. Comparison of CNN vs. Al Jazeera’s home pages today:

Boy, you’d almost forget we are at war. And that is the so-called “Communist News Network”, if you believe the Teabaggers. Which is a silly thing to do, of course.

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Update: To be clear, the issue is that there is video that shows US troops killing Iraqi civilians – apparently intentionally generating “collateral damage” – and our media is dead silent about it. This is real news. And, to be extra clear, the issue isn’t with individual soldiers, necessarily, but the entire mess, ROE, etc. And, specifically, that our democracy is unable to function without a robust media willing to actually examine issues.