We Have Been Parachuted into the Valley of the Stupid
The budget cuts in the USA are causing even the media most loyal to the Obama administration to speak out:
"I found the events of last week incredibly dispiriting," said Morgan. "The fact that America – this great 'superpower' – appears to have this utter paralysis of leadership in Washington ... I think it demeans the political system here."
Rather agreed, in the process pulling few punches:
"No one wants to say it, and some can accuse me of being harsh in the language. But we have been parachuted into the valley of the stupid," said the longtime CBS newsman. "That's the way it's viewed around the world: The United States, this is dumb. There's nothing smart about this."