Faux...er...Fox News. We Distort, You Abide!
Dec. 11, 2009 9:09 am
France is looking to match Britain's choice yesterday to impose a one-time 50% windfall tax on bank bonuses. Amazing what you can get done in a country where it's illegal to bribe politicians!
Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a bizarre and hateful rant by editor Bret Stephens, who compared climate scientists to anti-Semites and Stalinists, furthering the descent of the Climategate swiftboating campaign into parody. Ever since The Journal was bought by Murdoch and its best writers quit in disgust, it's become almost daily more and more like Faux...er...Fox News. We Distort, You Abide!
Yes - I read the journal daily and concur. The journal now even print articles by Rush on occasion, obviously in an attempt to give him some credibility. Murdoch himself was brazen enough this week to expose himself personally, writing a predictable and self serving article titled "Journalism and Freedom." I was pleasantly surprised by the number of comments trashing him. I responded as well, since the opening was there: "Dear Mr. Murdoch, I would say this article appears intelligent and balanced - if it were written by anyone other than yourself. The problem here being, of course that you have no professional integrity. It is obvious you've adopted Rush's business plan and brought the play to a whole new level. Perhaps you ought to take up selling crack cocaine to addicts as well, or peddling gorgeous prostitutes to married men. You pander to what is worst in America: hatred, greed, rigteous ignorance, the dominance of the uninformed and self serving point of view. Most all but the 20% of America who call themselves Republicans know this, of course. And I know you don't believe any of that drivel either. But it makes you money. Additionally, by duping a gullible public with your "vote Republican and you'll pay less taxes" propaganda, you and your cronies have taken power and used it to manipulate laws to full advantage. Your so called journalism is nothing more than a political power play obviously. And for now you have won a cruel victory. And I know that you and your cronies couldn't care less that human lives and suffering hang by an economic thread in much of the US and most of the world. But I point out that besides those now living malnourished or dying for this new economic hardship, and the millions brutalized by the violence and stress that always accompanies severe economic times, the vicims are equally your own patrons: the fox new sycophants, the rural ignorant, the trailer trash, the feeble minded, and the educated narcissists - who you torment gleefully I must imagine, working them into a hateful and indignant frenzy with the most absurd distortions and lies. I don't know what could have happenned in your youth to make you the man you are today, but for that I am sorry. I wonder now though - at what point have you made enough money? At what point have you sated your lust for power? or exacted sufficient revenge on others, if that's what this is about? Just so you know, there are millions of people such as myself: educated, intelligent, informed, committed to the welfare of America, who live knowing other people as sacred in the eyes of God, partners in the venture of our humanity - and not as objects to prey upon, to dominate, to compete against, and run down. I know we walk in different worlds. And I know a person such as yourself could never understand or belive this, but I'll say it anyway: I, and millions like me, would sooner take an honest minimum wage job than walk in your world with all your blood money for even one day. And of course, you don't care one whit about my opinion or anyone elses I'm sure. Nevertheless, I truly do not live with such desperation as you, that would eclipse my humanity, and my regard for what is honest and real. I wish you the best just the same - just not in your business ventures of course."