The Amish and Airtime

A reader corrects:

Please, the massacre in Pennsylvania is NOT getting ignored (it led NBC's Nightly news) thanks to the Foley scandal.

What IS getting the short shrift is what is actually happening in Iraq (17 soldiers/Marines killed over the weekend, 50 plus bodies turning up in the capital despite a blanket curfew for Baghdad that included pedestrians, British soldier killed in Basra area) and Afghanistan (2 more U.S. soldiers killed in Kunar province; 2 more Canadian soldiers killed in Kandahar; over 300 schools closed in southern Afghanistan due to Taliban threats).

I stand corrected. What I meant to say is that most of Washington was consumed with the Foley story, not the Amish murders. And my sloppy writing probably reveals my own complicity in that more than anything else.