An excellent cartoon on the world of news. Remember...if you weren't reading it, would it have ever happened the way that it did? Would it have ever been as sensational? If someone wasn't watching yank's and iraqi's snipe each other would boys be whooping it up after making a kill? Do you think that the very fact that we are observing it in the most rapid mediums possible, instant reporting, daily bombardment of current disasters, and an up to the minute body count...do you think that changes the outcome, the design? Any simple physics book will speak of the outcome of an experiment being affected by the very nature of being observed.
Read some Robert Anton Wilson or other interesting authors