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I’m not saying we won’t get our hair mussed ...

I'm not saying we won't get our hair mussed ...

by digby


I'm listening to all the analysts on TV panic that within months North Korea's ICBM's and miniaturized nukes will be able to reach New York and Washington.

Sure, they could reach Seoul, Tokyo, Honolulu, Anchorage, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco before that but let's face it, that may just be a price we have to pay. If they get to the east coast we really have a problem on our hands.

I'm joking. Sort of. It's monumentally annoying to the rest of the world and the rest of the US that the media nexus of New York and DC reports this story and others as if a threat of nuclear war is only serious if it is possible for it to hit their cities. I'm not saying that anyone should be more alarmist than they already are, but it's a good illustration of why those of us who don't live in those two cities sometimes feel as if the news media and the political establishment think they are the center of the universe.