I agree completely.
Why do we demand sanitized news ?
So many of us demand sanitized news because we are weak and cannot face reality. It's too bad, because we need to see more than we do and we should always demand the whole truth.
"Why do we demand sanitized news ?"
If Bill Clinton was still in office, we'd be screaming for the media to stop covering up the body count.
I think that some here want to downplay the tragedy because they're afraid that it will reflect badly on W due to his response. That's silly, because there are far better politicians to blame this on, politicians who actually failed in their responsibility. But still, this has become a federal issue, and some people think that they're protecting the President.