Criticizing the Mediacracy is predictable, tiresome, and cliché. No one is quicker to point that out than the Mediacracy itself. However, as a free press is essential to the survival of any democratic republic, mankind’s foremost democratic republic (Lefties: that would be the United States) must hold that free press to the highest and most rigorous standards of excellence.
It is at times such as these, however, when one hand of the Mediacracy is frantically trying to scoop the other, that its guard is dropped and we see it for what it is – a workshop for hysterical, left-leaning, reactive, overly-emotional would be novelists and actors for whom verification of facts, sources, and accuracy is very low on the list of priorities. That, or it is run be an 11 year-old school girl.
How else might we explain the level of intellect and maturity demonstrated in the incessant and unwavering themes that comprise the present day’s Mediacracy template:
* War is scary and bad
* George Bush is a big dummy
* Dick Cheney is a big meany
* Guns are scary and bad
* Republicans are greedy and don’t like black people (nor gays or trees)
* And now … mass murderers are not criminals, or socio-paths, but merely sad people whom we all failed to understand sufficiently.
Were every human being who has at some point said, “nobody understands me” to then go out and murder 30 innocent people as a result, the human race would have extinguished itself millennia ago. You see, little girl, it doesn’t matter whether or not anybody understood him, it is not acceptable to murder 30 innocent people; nor intentionally fly planes into buildings; nor threaten the world with weapons of mass destruction you may or may not have; nor blow yourself and 80 men and women at prayer to kingdom come. The “reason” is irrelevant. The act is evil and must be stopped. If “understanding” aids us in stopping future such acts, splendid, but the priority remains stopping those acts which wantonly destroy life and property. Sometimes this requires the use of those scary guns, police officers, even those mean old military people to keep the very bad people from terrorizing and killing the very good people.
Keeping this in mind might make your reporting in the future less dotty and idiotic. But I shall not hold my breath.
P.S. To any 11 year-old school girls taking offense at my associating them with the Mediacracy, my sincerest apologies.