Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Do Yourself A Favor

Read these two pieces.

The first is Dave Barry's annual Year in Review. It highlights, in hilarious fashion, the absurdity that abounded throughout 2014. Here's an excerpt.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rollout of Obamacare, resigns from the Cabinet to take a position overseeing e-mail storage for the Internal Revenue Service.
On a more serious note, a man I respect greatly - Thomas Sowell - penned a scathing indictment of the media's increasing lynch-mob mentality directed towards anyone who gets in the way of the story they want to report, as opposed to the actual story. An excerpt:
... did you know that, during this same period when riots, looting, and arson have been raging, a black policeman in Alabama shot and killed an unarmed white teenager — and was cleared by a grand jury? Probably not, if you depend on the mainstream media for your news.

The media do not merely ignore facts, they suppress facts. Millions of people saw the videotape of the beating of Rodney King. But they saw only a fraction of that tape because the media left out the rest, which showed Rodney King — another huge man — resisting arrest and refusing to be handcuffed, so that he could be searched.

Television viewers did not get to see the other black men in the same vehicle that Rodney King was driving recklessly. Those other black men were not beaten. And the grand jury got to see the whole video, after which they acquitted the police — and the media then published the jurors’ home addresses.
I wish I could write half as well as either of those gentlemen.

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