The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, having proven its ability to blow an incident involving two cars totally out of proportion to make Mayfair mall seem especially dangerous, announced that today that it will join the Bush Administration's Homeland Security Department so such shoddy journalism will win praise.
"We are proud of instilling unnecessary fear because we wanted to," said Martin Kaiser, editor of the new Bush Administration tool. "We know we played on racial anxieties, even though the story did not overtly mention race. "
"Did you like the way we gave way more play to this story about an isolated incident in a suburban shopping center parking lot than we do to stories about most city of Milwaukee homicides? We hope to rise to new heights in inducing fear by reaching new lows in journalism. I think we're well on our way to achieving that."