If one had any doubts about why network news is on life support and totally ignorable, you need only notice that yesterday's committee vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress will be a complete surprise to regular watchers of NBC News and regular readers of the New York Times. You see, for the last eight months or so, while the Fast and Furious investigation has raged in the House Oversight Committee, the NYT and NBC had totally ignored it. Now when a item comes up like a contempt of congress citation for a senior cabinet official, they've suddenly got to recover the back story.
Is that an isolated incident? Apparently not:
Shaping the News With Journalistic License
Cut and paste until you get the message you prefer. Then when caught, deny and ignore. The Great American Unwashed will still lap it up.