reply to post by 27jd
I can't speak for everyone, but I think that is exactly what is was/is: cynical sarcasm. I know it is for me. Anderson Cooper is kind of the Martha
Stewart of television "journalism". Frankly, these people have the privilege and leisure and they should just stay in their own world, imo. I think
the posts were kind of a Hunter S Thompson vibe that bloomed out of our contempt and indignation.
1. Journalism headed straight downhill with the Clinton-Lewinsky garbage. That was the beginning of the end for me because they were almost all
turning into harpies and gibbons (those screaming monkeys). The last remants of true journalism died with Dan Rather and Peter Jennings, imo. I will
never forget the look on Jennings face as he said the words he clearly had to say on the morning of Sept 11th and the tears of both men when they
discussed it later. It was as if they were talking about someone who had died. And they were. We cancelled our cable and turned off our tv after that.
I *don't* have any respect for the people "reporting" our news. I don't really believe that, generally, there is any altruism- or honesty there.
Anywhere. I don't think they deserve to 'eat poop and die' or anything, but I don't really feel sorry for them if things get rough for them, either. I
don't feel bad laughing at them, I'm not going to lie.
2. It hit me (and maybe should have sooner) reading the Fox news post. I wonder if the agenda is to nip any sympathy people might feel for the Arab
PEOPLE in the bud. They are the official scapegoats, the Great Satan. A "Muslim extremist", a "jihadi" down to every man, woman, and child. Or so our
government would have us believe. So *much* of our government's agenda is based on "the terrorists" (TM) They are the alibi for everything that is
happening that's destroying our freedom. (uh, *who's* getting searched at airports?)
This is our second opportunity to see who these people really are- first, the Persians, and now the Egyptians. They aren't "radical" and "inherently
violent". They aren't their governments- any more than we are (American or Brit or whoever) and they are Just. Like. Us. I'm having tacos for dinner
and they're having kebabs, but underneath our cultural identities, we're the same. We love our families, we listen to music, we want that great new
[outfit] we saw today, and *we want to be FREE and happy! We want to live a decent life, literally and figuratively.
That's really bad for the governments' agenda if we know that- ours or theirs. I hope people will think about that when they watch our "journalists
being attacked". Who benefits? It isn't the Eygptians (or Iranians or what ever "Muslim" it happens to be) and it sure isn't us. Who are our
"journalists" serving? Again, it isn't us.
And we all know it.
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