Representation Through Humiliation

5/23/2005

Headline Scan: The Heckler Edition

Another moment of realization in today's papers: When the wife of the most hated man in the Middle East overseas in the world goes to the Middle East daytripping, people get riled up! Who'da thunk it!?

News of a tragic Coney Island plane crash that killed 4 this weekend comes with the realization that angry Iraqis aren't the only forces seeking our demise. Gravity, for one. The nation has been walking on a better-than-thou, I'm-an-American-so-feel-bad-for-me cloud of holiness for quite a while, and it's time the bubble burst.

In sportly happenings, Afleet Alex wins the Preakness... Yipee...

Oh, and did you know there's a war on? Imagine!