Ed Driscoll

Whatever Happened To The Most Important Story On Earth?

One of the more amusing elements of the week before the presidential election in November was how many anti-Bush Stories of the Century the press seemed to try to crank out simultaneously, in a sort of legacy version of a blogswarm. Most blogswarms are unified around the same story and amplify it, whereas the press’s various twitterings last November had the opposite effect of canceling all their disparate stories out.

(It doesn’t help the press that their opponent in the White House knows that silence is, more than often, bliss–hence his Rope-A-Dope strategery.)

Does the press have an obligation to keep investigating what was obviously a red herring in the first place? Jonah Goldberg looks at “What ever happened to The Most Important Story on Earth”.