Thinking about Current TV, thinking about blogging, Digg, Facebook, CNN, Fox News, The New York Times and Paris Hilton, I really wonder what sort of voice will give weight to the big problems that this country has.
What medium, what voices will really get Americans thinking constructively about heretofore polarizing things like climate change, terrorism, economic vitality, education, economic inequality, health care? How will the country face the sacrifices that go with solutions to these problems? The medium is not on the list above.
For starters, it seems to me that the only people talking truth to power are over at Comedy Central. This, from 2006, is funny, but it's also a truthful critique of an arrogant administration and largely ineffectual press: