Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Fear and Imbalance

I am tired of media. Period. I am tired of the games talking heads play. I am tired of their agenda to "make a difference" in my life. I am tired of the sophistication. Tired...ever so tired. The "straw that broke the camel's back" was Fox's "Fear and Imbalanced" report of the alleged "ricen" that turned out to be detergent on a role of quarters. They spent several hours pre-hashing, hashing, post-hashing, over-hashing, underhashing the subject until meekly it turned into soap. A close second is their two-hour exclusive of the mountain lion in California loose in a neighborhood. Sadly, this is a microcosm of life in the American media.

Turn to the issue of "THE GREAT CIVIL WAR" in Iraq. Another sigh. Are we all this stupid? Are we all so susceptible to fear tactics that we justify this continuous flow of mind numbing blather? The MSM must think so, because it keeps coming and coming and coming...like liquid waste from hog farms.

In particular, this collective stupidity our nation suffers allows for the most unique forms of fallacies to appear; Victor Davis Hansen identifies this in his article below:

At War With Ourselves

How do we get to such a state of affairs where the better we are doing in Iraq, the worse we are doing at home ? (Please, my temper is short...read the article before you disagree with me. I may give a pop quiz) I'm going to posit a theory of why we are so schitzoid...24 HOURS OF NON-STOP OF "FEAR AND IMBALANCE" NEWS to a NAIVE and GULLIBLE PUBLIC.

What can be done, folks? (Yeah, I'm down.)

2 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Awww, don't feel that way, hon. That was great news about the Ricin! I never heard the follow-up!

You'd love Michael Crichton's latest book; State of Fear.

Of course it's very one-sided, claiming that there's no strong evidence for or against global warming. And when I googled Crichton, I found this argument against him. But, I think Crichton's points are very interesting and worth the read.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

But, but, no less a great personage than William Kristol, he of the exalted NeoCons has said the Iraqi War is a failure.

And William F. Buckley, a Conservative's conservative has pronounced the Iraqi War a failure.

And another War Whooper, John Derbyshire, is withdrawing his support, claiming he was misled.

In Paul Bremmer's (You remember him, don't you? The pro-counsul in Baghdad who won a Medal of Freedom for his work in Iraq) newest book, he avers that your wonderful president lied each time he proclaimed that no one asked for more troops to keep Iraq secure. Bremmer asked, and asked and asked the Administration and was ignored.

You ought to read him to enlighten youself.

Bush keeps lying---he surpasses Clinton in his mega-lies.

It's astounding.

The monumental failure of America in Iraq is not a MSM meme.

It is a self-evident truth.

 

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