First the laboring Turkey-Syria match up is now getting upgraded to a straight up shooting war with Turkey and Syria now shelling each other. Meanwhile China and Japan are circling each other.
Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television show about “the trials and tribulations of families living without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows, like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas, weave the health care law into their plots.
If you ever sat on a shaky bridge over the waters of a jungle lake swarming with flesh-eating piranhas and innocently began throwing them some Cracker Jack treats, then you already know what a feeding frenzy looks like. The piranhas swarm and keep on swarming hoping for a taste even after there are no more treats.
Whether it was Gawker running a photoshopped picture of Condoleezza Rice with lipstick on her teeth, Juan Williams sneering at Ann Romney as a corporate wife, the LA Times mocking Christie’s weight or Rachel Maddow ridiculing Clint Eastwood as senile… the left wanted to do everything but have a debate about ideas.
From a reasonable point of view, a racist attack on an RNC speaker should be more newsworthy than a racist attack on a nameless camerawoman. The complete lack of media coverage of the first event combined with extensive coverage of the second event reminds us once again that the media is not opposed to racism, it selectively exploits racism to promote its political agenda.