Why do they still call it “the news”?

It’s absurd, what passes for the “mainstream media” spends most of its time covering deaths, car chases, celebrities, and missing children in strange lands because they think that’s what people want them to cover. But when they get something that is both scandalously juicy and relevant to American politics, they sweep it as far under the table as they possibly can.

I’ve gotten notes that Jay Leno joked about Edwards last night, saying something to the effect of: “The National Enquirer reports that John Edwards’ mistress is receiving $15,000 a month in hush money. No word on how much the mainstream media is getting.”

No wonder newspapers are going out of business; they’re quite literally a joke.