In the continuing campaign to dumb down the American public, news, outright propaganda, celebrity gossip and the rest are stirred together in a witch’s brew that would make a vulture retch. Thus it’s said of television, the more you watch, the less you know.
I told a friend some years back that I learned more from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” than from TV news.
She said, “You don’t learn what’s going on in the real world from Buffy.”
I replied, “You don’t from TV news either.”
Watching the blur of bull dash across your screen, you would have thought Van Jones lost his job as ‘green jobs czar’ for being a communist. Certainly Fox pinhead, Glenn Beck, thought so. But the cat was let out of the bag by leading Neocon ideologue Charles Krauthammer in his print column who revealed Jones was canned for signing a petition. The petition called for reopening the 9/11 investigation. That didn’t make Jones a “truther’, just a concerned citizen. But even signing a petition for a renewed investigation is now beyond the pale. “Truther” as a label, instead of being a badge of honor, is being turned into a term of derision by the Neocons who don’t want anyone pissing on their party. Little matter that the official story of 9/11 doesn’t add up.
The mainstream media (msm) is also trying to ridicule “birthers”, those hardy souls who don’t think Obama has come clean on the place & circumstance of his birth, or whether his citizenship was ever repudiated. Never mind that the White House has yet to come clean on this issue.
This old rebel’s antennae shoot up when serious people with serious questions are put upon with slander and ridicule. Methinks the Establishment dare not give serious answers OR THEY WOULD.
Oh, and Mary-Kate. Did she bite off a bat’s head? TMZ had a headline to that effect. But the actual story in smaller print said she hadn’t. Her offense? She wore some sun glasses similar to those worn by British rocker Ozzy Osbourne who’s best noted for only having half a brain left after years of drug abuse. And Ozzy once did bite off a bat’s head and had to get rabies shots. (Those shots in the gut are painful. I had to take them in Vietnam after having got bit by a rat in a tunnel,)
That’s why the System gives you sh*t. They can’t handle the truth!