We're out of control
POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 7:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:11am
Tyler (KETK) — The information, true and false about this story is so enormous, but I'll just say this: Not only was the downing of the Malaysian airliner horrible, but for an older TV reporter like myself, I could not believe by eyes and ears half the time.
Just the scent of another Malaysian plane down for all the networks to commit to wall-to-wall coverage for the rest of the day. The last of the confirmed information ran out about 15 minutes after the tragedy was announced.
What happened afterward is what gives me pause. It's obvious since the United States won't rattle it's sword anymore, Vladimir Putin is free to do what he wants to. We draw lines and don't enforce them.
CNN reported a few hours ago, the Russian military supplied a Buk surface-to-air missile system to pro-Russian rebels. That had to be confirmed, but we all know that.
Then the president's response from America. The president continued his road show going on to Delaware. He gave the matter 40 seconds. After that, he went into his standup routine of Joe Biden jokes and mentioned we'll see how many Americans are on board.
The State Department carries on with business usual and mentioned the downed plane. Then the spokeswoman went on about women's fashion.
Don't believe me? See for yourself.
Do we have kids running the country? Reagan responded to the Korea jet when it was shot down in '83 forcefully. He did so four days later, but he did.
The news cycle was slower back then. I hear the president today said we were doing all we can to get to the bottom of this, but I've heard that before.
That's my point of view, what's yours?