John Kerry's Fairness Doctrine, Harry Reid's Pomegranate trees and something Nancy Pelosi ate
In a world filled with ceaseless opportunism, real class warfare is unraveling in America. The players are of several different varieties and none as described by media pundits or political talking heads. No, the class warfare we are witnessing is among throngs of Americans trying to hold onto values they desire or by way of reinventing new ones. All sides contain guilty members of false accusation and bitter resentment. Then there are those in the middle crying for civility, but equally taking pot shots when they think no one is looking. It is all just a matter of complete and utter disagreement.
What cannot be confused are the words of former Presidential hopeful Senator John Kerry. Here is what John had to say on Friday morning’s MSNBC “Morning Joe.” “
And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.
It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?
I mean, we literally, I mean, everybody’s talked about it, yes. The Congress was taken hostage, the country, the economy was taken hostage. You had people there who were literally ready to cut the baby in half. I mean, I’ve heard a lot of criticism of the President, and frankly, the President had no choice here. Congress had no choice here. We did the same thing the President had to do, which is save America from default.
Because a default would have been far more disastrous. And what we had were a group of people who were completely unaware, or didn’t understand, the consequences of their actions, who were actually arguing for a default.
I highlighted John Kerry’s first statement in bold because of the importance of its implication. Plenty is said about Governor Perry in Texas, but how does Senator Kerry think he can talk out of both sides of his mouth and not be caught. Let’s revisit the Fairness Doctrine: this was a policy introduced in 1949 requiring licensed broadcasters to present controversial topics in fair, balanced and equitable means. Moreover it had to give equal opportunity for opposing views. Sound innocuous enough, right?
It sounds down right imprudent if administered via Democrats like Kerry or Pelosi. Here we have a group of elitists who live in a bubble, telling the American media whom already fauns over them “your not biased enough.” “We know what is absurd Senator, it’s a multimillion dollar Democrat chiding anyone and everyone who doesn’t play along by your rules.”
One doesn’t have to like what the republicans or tea party members say, as a matter of fact, it is down right normal for opposition to hate their values. What one has to respect is that democracy was in full effect this past week and the democrats didn’t like it. Harry Reid whined about his Pomegranate trees blooming without him being present. This is from ABC news “I have a home in Nevada that I haven't seen in months,” a tired-looking Reid said. “My pomegranate trees are, I’m told, are blossoming and have some pomegranates on them. I have some fig trees and roses and things that I just haven't seen. So I have constituents that I’m anxious to see, friends I need to visit with, relatives I need to visit with.”
So Reid said as soon as the Senate completes their work he’d like to move “as quickly as I can to the summer recess period.” Can you fathom a founding father fighting a in the revolutionary war complaining that fighting British rule has sequestered him from pruning his rose bushes? And tea partiers are terrorists; I suppose the silver lining is we own a tougher resolve than this wimp.
Next, let’s deal with the “Satan sandwich I ate yesterday.” WTF is that? Nancy Pelosi actually uttered these words referring to the newly signed debt bill as a “Satan sandwich with Satan Fries on the side.” I would like to say that I have never heard of anything so ridiculous, but we are gearing up for another election cycle. Please, bash Michele Bachmann some more, or remind us of how unintelligible Sarah Palin is, but by God, do not tell us what an intellectual San Fran Nan is.
I am for equal punishment of bone headed representatives via media embarrassment. If a tea partier or republican says something outlandish ala our tea party candidate Christine O’Donnell, we expect to sport the dunce cap. It’s called growth. I am regularly taken to task by my detractors as I regularly take them to task on their hubs. Its called human development and sharpening ones own opinion. Try not to forsake the idea behind the democratic philosophy of debate, conjecture, bitter rivalry and fact checking. Let’s also remember we live in a country where past Presidents and office holders partook of pistol duels, a nasty tweet is far less hazardous.
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