Media circus strongman George Zimmerman, who in 2012 shot and killed black teen Trayvon Martin in alleged “self defense, was arrested last night for pointing a shotgun at his current girlfriend in — yep — “self defense.”
Here’s a “great example of how a dumb idea can form the basis for an article.”
The media circus that is the midterm elections here in the U.S. is coming right up, and money’s starting to pour in. Well, “pour” may not be the right term. It depends on whose ring you’re in.
“A policy intended to reduce global warming is encouraging a farming practice that actually could worsen it,” says an Associated Press story ( Huffington Post 11/13/13)
“I didn’t want to be judged by that,” Mr. Smith, 71, explained recently in his light-filled Victorian home north of San Francisco. “Either I’m a good writer or I’m not. ‘He’s our pre-eminent Parkinson’s writer.’ Who needs that?
This would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. In today’s NYT story “Typhoon in Philippines Casts Long Shadow Over U.N. Talks on Climate Treaty” we have the usual sad equivocation.
“For someone who was told she would never walk again, Mackenzie Gorden spends a lot of time thinking about shoes.”
“Britney Spears is being used as a secret weapon to fight Somali pirates,” reports FoxNews.com (10/30/13). “The singer’s hits are being blasted out by tanker crews to deter kidnap attacks.” “Her songs were chosen by the security team because they…
Are “able-bodied Americans choosing to get easy disability checks rather than find work”? Is it true “that this gaming of the system has the Social Security disability program headed towards collapse”?
And when news coverage does what it should do, that is, provide factual data for truths that are, shall we say, inconvenient, there’s always the option of simply pretending it out of existence.