Tell Me A Fairy Tale, Uncle Rushbo!
Hey! I'm Archie Levine! And THIS is what I think!!!
(shift to a serene and cherubic demeanor) I think I'd like to hear a fairy tale. Uncle Rushbo, can you tell me the one about the nasty old liberal media and how they control the whole wide world, and because they hate George W. Bush so much they will stop at nothing to destroy him with lies and non-stop coverage of any teensy weensy little bad thing he might do, and how if they can't find anything that's true they just make up terrible bad evil lies about him because they just hate him so darn much they can't even see straight?
(shifting back to his normal, adorable rage) Look, you fricking pain pill addicted, viagra smuggling, pimple on your butt so you don't have to go to Viet Nam, disinfotainment spewing, hate mongering proof that Freud was wrong about cigars....I double dog dare you to compare the mainstream media coverage of two stories which, miraculously, broke at the same time:
1) The President of the United States was ruled by a judge to have exceeded his authority in spying on the American People, acted contrary to the Constitution he has sworn to defend, and may very well be guilty of a criminal act which merits jail time.
2) A nut job in Thailand claims to have killed Jon Benet Ramsey and is arrested by Thai officials who release information regarding his confession which they later retract.
Instead of detailed, objective analysis of the ruling....Hell, instead of slavering over the ruling like a pack of half-starved baying hounds eager to get at a frightened rabbit with a broken leg...we get nearly non-stop coverage of this murder and sexual assault of a little white girl that happened in 1997! It is the number one story on Google News! And if we aren't hearing about this dubious confession, we're being prodded into an ever increasing fear of combining any two liquids or gels in the wake of the foiled British terrorist plot!
Terror terror terror....its all you want to feed us. Aren't we supposed to be freeing the world from governments that try to control their own people through fear?
Here's the thing...if there actually were a liberal media bias, would the media be owned and controlled by the very same corporate interests who are the biggest contributors to conservative causes and candidates?
If there were a liberal media bias, wouldn't it be asking why the Bush administration urged the Blair administration to make arrests in London earlier than Scotland Yard wanted, seriously compromising the potential of convictions? And why those arrests coincidentally diverted media attention from Ned Lamont's victory over Joe Lieberman?
Wouldn't Wolf Blizter ask why the Republican Party refuses to endorse their own party's candidate in Connecticut?
Wouldn't a liberal media ask the President why it is that if the terrorists hate our freedom he is actively seeking to limit and erode those freedoms?
Wouldn't a liberal media ask why the US and Britain are the only countries who are banning liquids from air planes and taking such extreme measures as warning women not to wear gel bras on flights?
If the definition of terrorist is someone who uses fear to obtain their political goals which could not be otherwise obtained through legitimate means...doesn't that mean that the President is a terrorist?
I don't know about you...but the possibility that the female passenger next to me might have exploding boobs doesn't scare me. What scares me is that the most dangerous boobs in the world are the leaders of our country.
I think that come November we should all get together to lift and separate them from office, don't you?
And if we don't have a liberal media to help us do it, well that's just too damned bad. Nobody said it was going to be easy. Not much worth doing is.