In case you missed it, today served as a prime example of how the priorities of the corporate news media are skewed beyond description. Not that I care one single bit about Dick Cheneyâ€™s well being (just the opposite), but he is in fact serving the role of Vice President (via election fraud) of the United States, and reports about his health, and related trips to the hospital, should be a higher priority to journalists than the well being of a miner who was in a mining accident.
Today, reports of the minerâ€™s health came before reports of the vice presidentâ€™s health on cable news. This is so wrong I do not know where to begin to address it. All I can say is that this world has gone mad to the point of having an absolutely absurd system of broadcast journalism go completely unnoticed by the public at large.
It reminds me of an old M.A.S.H. episode where Hawkeye told his friend Trapper that the people in the M.A.S.H. unit were so oblivious to the world around them that he could walk around the camp totally naked and nobody would notice. Well, he walked around naked and nobody noticed, until one person in the cafeteria gazed at him, saw Hawkeyeâ€™s very obvious nakedness and dropped his food tray as he stood there stunned. Then everyone became aware of Hawkeyeâ€™s nakedness because the dropped tray served as a wake up call to everyone else. Well, I feel that I am that one person who dropped his tray. To me the media is that naked Hawkeye, obvious but unnoticed by the oblivious; America is that oblivious M.A.S.H. unit; and my newsletter and website is that tray dropping to the ground sounding an alert. I just hope my tray is loud enough to expose the naked media! Think about it!