This is one of the reasons why I don’t watch television. It’s also one of the reasons why I have pretty much sworn off Crooks & Liars, Huffington Post, etc. All the big blogs follow the cable news programs, even though we all agree they suck. Cable news goes after straw men, they create artificial left wing/right wing conflicts, etc. They discuss minutiae while ignoring the big picture. I get more thoughtful analysis from friends at a pub quiz than what I can get on cable news.