Thursday, September 28, 2006

Unheralded Adios

Every once in a while, I force myself to watch TV's alphabet network news--"infotainment," it's been rightly called. Last night, I was curious to see if any mention would be made of the nationwide 7-Eleven convenience store's decision not to renew Citgo's fuel contract. Citgo gasoline comes from Venezuela.

It was also of interest to me to see if any portion of the 7-Eleven company's statement would be aired:
"Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans' concern over
derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela's president
said 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris.

On ABC's so-called "World News Tonight," several minutes were burned covering the travails of a pill-popping American football player. No mention of 7-Eleven or their significant decision that shows action in support of our nation and president.

None of that was worth mentioning by ABC. Que lastima!