Incredibly, CBS Apparently Doesn't Think Anything Significant Happened Today

How else can one explain why the CBS Evening News ended with a strange-yet-touching story about a cat who lives in a nursing home and who can apparently "predict the future" by going into the rooms of the soon-to-be-dead and... Well, read for yourself:

"When he senses their time is near, Oscar goes to the room, jumps onto the bed, curls up next to the patient, and purrs. The 2 year-old cat provides welcome company for grieving family members and staff keeping their bedside vigil; sometimes he fills in for family members who haven't yet arrived at the bedside."

Okay, look-- I'll grant you that this story is kind of interesting in a very goofy way, but come on-- you've got a half an hour to report the vital news of the day. That vital news might include, but is not necessarily limited to, Congress's subpeona of Karl Rove, the possibility of the Attorney General of the United States being charged with perjury, and... I dunno... the death and destruction in Iraq, maybe?

Seriously, Katie? This is why we hate your broadcast.

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