I have to admit that I was amazed to see just how popular this story about the lynching of the Confederate flag turned out to be. A few days ago the story was featured on AOL and at last check Google News lists just under 200 stories involving this particular incident. This is one of those moments when I feel as if I am being manipulated by the media’s tendency to go for the dramatic story regardless of its real importance. Does anyone really care about the depiction of the Confederate flag at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science other than those individuals and groups who have an emotional connection with a selected aspect of its past? Are we to believe that this is just another example of the "culture wars" that supposedly divides average Americans?
"Don’t Believe the Hype" – Chuck D of Public Enemy