The People Who Make The World a Crappier Place to Live
by The Cranky Media Guy
The anti-IMF/World Bank protests which took
place recently here in Washington, DC were driven by a few young
people with too much time on their hands. They were joined by
anti-capitalists, who simply oppose anything related to America;
plus a few anarchists, anti-social losers dedicated to senseless
Fortunately, the police acted with incredible
restraint. Despite those foaming-at-the-mouth mobs, DC area police
forces (and there are many) managed to keep the peace and
save the town from being torn apart.
At least, that's what you learned about the
protests in DC if you got all of your coverage from TV news, and
statistics indicate you probably did. It makes one wonder
where this "liberal controlled media" is hiding. I
mean, aren't liberals supposed to be for protest and change?
Aren't liberals supposed to be on the side of radicals who promote
agendas like equal opportunities for all, healthcare for the
poor, human rights, and other anti-American ideas? Where, oh
where are these insidious liberals hiding? What bed are you
under, you Commie bastards?
Apparently, the liberals who control the media
aren't watching their own footage. When a local NBC news camera
caught a motorcycle police officer appear to deliberately accelerate
and run over some protestors, the liberal media said nothing. The
fact that the cop could have actually killed someone wasn't even
mentioned. Instead the footage was simply shown as part of a montage
as the voice-over news actor told us how the protestors acted up,
but the police were restrained in their response.
There are other items that affect the general
public which the alleged LIBERAL TV news media won't talk about,
although they are too numerous to mention in detail. Basically, if a
story has the potential to hurt their business interests (and those
business interests are many, thanks to mega-mergers in recent
years), you won't hear about it. Furthermore, they will not
act in a way that hurts their "insider" privileges, so
stories about the police and others who are considered to be
important "connections" will be treated with the utmost
care. (Of course, if it's just a story about some poor slob
outside of the power structure, he will be immediately declared
guilty by the press and held up for public ridicule. Remember a guy
named Richard Jewell? Remember how, because he was supposedly a
"cop wannabe", he was just about declared guilty of the
Atlanta Olympic bombings?)
Gee, I guess the liberal news media aren't
sounding so liberal after all, are they? In fact, they sound more
like the lapdogs of power and money than anything else. Liberals are
sneaky like that. They will trick you by uniformly, unfailingly
taking the side of big business and other powerful interests.
We know they are this sneaky, because we see them protecting big
business and politically powerful people. Yet Rush Limbaugh, Sean
Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and a whole herd of their friends keep
telling us over and over that everyone in the media (but them of
course) is a bunch of liberals. And Rush and Sean would never
lie to us just to set up a straw enemy, would they? Nah.
Those liberals who control the TV news are
indeed clever little bastards.