What's the big deal with the Scott Peterson trial? (For those who don't know, Scott Peterson was sentenced to the death penalty yesterday. In case you haven't seen that, turn to any news channel or any news website and it'll be plastered all over the screen.) Maybe I don't get it. I mean, yeah, I understand that he killed his wife and their unborn kid. But...ok. Fine. He's gonna die. And that's a great thing; the man deserves to die. Hell, I say we hook his nuts up to a car battery and force him to watch Lifetime.
But is there honestly nothing better that the American media in this country can do than to talk for 10 or 20 minutes on a news talk show with "experts" and "analysts" about this? Who cares? Put him to death and let it be the end of it. There really is no need for all of this extraneous discussion. If you want to throw it in there as a 20 second news spot on CNN Headline News, fine. I can live with that; it's a followup to a national story. But I don't need to know where he's going to be executed or anything like that.
This is how a good news story for this would go.
"The Scott Peterson trial came to a close today, as the jury ruled that he should be given the death sentence." DONE. SHUT UP, ON TO SPORTS.
Need something to fill the space? How about a story on how Bush is filling his Cabinet with some of the most extreme right-wingers in politics?