Michael Moore compellingly writes in “The Price Of Human Life, According To GM”:
The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car. They then covered up their findings and continued to let millions drive around with the defective part in their cars.
It is tempting to focus on the bizarre and titillating details of what Pepe Escobar calls a “bedroom farce” or Arthur Silber calls a “cheap slut scenario” given as the explanation for CIA Director General Petraeus’ resignation last week.
I am sure I am not the only citizen who feels “played” once again by a craven administration and corporate media. The sirens of cognitive dissonance are blaring, not only with the timing of the resignation, so close after the election and a week before Petraeus was to give testimony in Congress over the details of the Benghazi attack in Libya. Read more about Petraeus Affair as al-Qaeda-Linked CIA Cover-Up
Interesting piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch today about some local connections in the US Attorneys firings outrage. Read the whole thing if you're rounding up local coverage of this scandal, but I'd like to draw attention to the comments of one of the victims of this poo-flinging, who sadly is still helping provide cover for those whose poo is still clinging to his person:
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