Here's my take: http://tiny.cc/RZq7W. Basically, I argue that all we hear about are numbers of hours spent working. We hear little to nothing about whether anything was mandatory. Reporters don't ask the most critical questions like "what was the alleged punishment" for not working hard. They don't ask "who specifically told you to be there". They don't ask: "do you know what is and is not countable time".
Viewers across America are inundated with numbers and time spent, but no one asks the critical questions. This irresponsibility is really driving me nuts!