Why no coverage of former Representative Cynthia McKinney's detainment by Israel?
Because by some - she is just considered a simple nigga' tryin' to look bigger
Because many in the media consider her a crazy woman who thinks she should be treated as though she were someone of importance.
Because she is not a media star.
In other words - Because she is not Sarah Palin.
(And neither is the woman in the above photo)
But the announcement of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin deciding to retire from office gets wide coverage.
Because she is a media star. Her notoriety comes from her ability to communicate to an audience hungry for a figurehead.
Why is Mrs. Palin quiting?
Probably to become the leader of the New Libertarian Party.
She knows that there is a base out there who still can't comprehend that a Black man (even if only half-Black) is running the country.
She knows that the Republican Party is pandering to minorities in an effort to stay relevant (read; Michael Steele).
She knows that a New Libertarian Party lead by a "traditional" nominee would be able to compete with Obama in 2012 better than anyone nominated by the GOP.
So why is this of any more importance than the news of Ms McKinney's detainment?
Because we are a celebrity driven society - and Sarah Palin is the bigger celebrity.