DC Spill Man

It seems that forces were aligned to legitimize my claim from last week that the media, and the public at large, are less concerned with real issues, and more focused on some of the most pointless triviality that dominates our lives these days.  Since Friday, much of my Facebook News Feed and my Twitter page was dominated by references to comments made by guitarist Tom Morello.

Morello is the lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, a band cited by GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan as one of his favorites.  Apparently, Mr. Morello is not as big of fan of Ryan as Ryan is of RATM.

In a blistering op-ed published Thursday night on Rolling Stone’s website, Tom Morello blasts Mitt Romney’s new VP choice as “the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”

In painting Ryan as antithetical to progress, Morello compares the Congressman’s appreciation of RATM to…

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