If you destroy the egg of a Bald Eagle you will be in violation of Federal Law and subject to arrest, a fine of $100,000 and a one year prison sentence. If you destroy an unborn human you will be a hero of the Democratic Party.
Well, once again PBS strikes a blow for mediocrity in journalism. To introduce the Democratic National Convention they showed a segment relating Hillary’s bio. Oddly, they neglected a person she considered a role model in college. She wrote her senior thesis about his philosophy. The name of uber socialist Saul Alinsky never came up in the segment. Not much of a bio when you leave out one of the most important people in her life.
New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas appeared as a panelist on the Sunday Today Show this week with Willie Geist. At one point he began to speak. He suddenly began to mumble and stumble over his words with phrases about journalistic responsibility and integrity and bias. He had trouble sticking words together in a coherent sentence. Obviously he wanted to say something, but was having trouble expressing himself. Not to worry. I can translate for you and tell you exactly what he was trying to say. What he wanted to say was, “Donald Trump is such a threat to ‘constitutional order’ that the media was duty bound to abandon any pretense of reporting the facts in an unbiased fashion and do whatever may be necessary to elect Hillary Clinton. Forget about journalist integrity.”
I’ve got a news flash for Anand. All the lamestream media has had for years is a “pretense” of unbiased reporting. Journalistic integrity disappeared long ago.
In my very first posting on my BLOG on June 22, 2015 I discussed Bill Cosby and the sudden emergence of a number of women charging him with various incidents of sexual harassment. Before proceeding on to a number of observations about the situation I was careful to point out that I had no way of knowing the truth of the charges and neither did almost all of those who were taking positions for or against the ‘Cos.’ I also wrote that the case would wind its way through the courts of both public opinion and legal justice. Until then I advised everyone to reserve judgement.
I think the very same admonition should apply to the case of Roger Ailes. Until all the facts have been adjudicated, let us all “cool our jets.”
ABC is reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order intended to restrict the sale of “powerful assault trucks” in an effort to limit the threat of terrorist attacks. The order will include specifications that will define maximum sizes and capacities for trucks. ABC has obtained a photo (below) of the truck used as the model for the new specifications.