Time for Granderson to Go - I Want to be Nosy
Let's just be honest - ABC isn't a legitimate news channel. If you believed that the Trayvon Martin tape editing scandal was a one time mistake, then the recent editing of a Mitt Romney speech to make it look like he was marveling at scanner technology should have pushed you over to a somewhat legitimate news channel. I say somewhat, because none of them are really even close to being either informative or impartial.
Still, I was shocked to read the latest opinion article by CNN's LZ Granderson. This week, Mr Granderson departed from his usual accusation that Republican candidate or representative "X" was a racist and/or homophobe to author a particularly disgusting piece on Fast and Furious. The point of the article? That America is a country that does bad things, we've been doing bad things for a long time, and we shouldn't "be nosy" about Fast and Furious because we won't like what we find if we go digging.
As shocking as that seems, it isn't an exageration. The actual title of the article is "Don't be nosy about Fast and Furious." At one point of the op-ed, Mr Granderson opines eloquently that looking into Fast and Furious would open a Pandora's box.
...We do not want to open Pandora's Box, not about this and certainly not about a bunch of other potentially scandalous things the federal government has been involved with.Fast and Furious? Please.We still don't have access to all of the messy facts surrounding the Iran-Contra scandal that erupted during the Reagan administration. ...
So there you have it. An award winning columnist for one of the most prestigious websites and news organizations in America pretending as if the mind of American citizens is too fragile to handle the fact that their country has engaged in less than honorable practices.
The American people have not only a right, but a duty to find out what their country is doing on their behalf. There are many of us who are well aware of what our country has done in other parts of the world and are actively trying to stop it. Mr Granderson is in a better position than almost anyone else to shine a spotlight on these matters and ask for transparency. Instead, he tries to point the American people away from a controversy merely because he favors the administration that committed the acts in question.
This is shameful. If it had at least been a well written piece, then maybe some credibiity could be retained in quality of authorship. However, Mr Granderson's best argument seems to stepping back and saying "Please."
It's time for Mr Granderson to go. Maybe CNN can use that weekly spot to find some authors who aren't openly afraid to look into scandals.