Tagged: news media

Headlines To Die For

Some prominent headlines I read today during a five-minute scan of the mainstream news media: “U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 130,000 amid surge” “Fauci: Avg. patient age has dropped by 15 years” “Atlanta mayor tests positive for coronavirus” “239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne” “35-year-old bodybuilder with COVID-19 talks about near-death experience” “Formerly Robust Athlete Loses More Than 60...

Why don’t you do as you are told?

Headline I just read on MSN: “Masks seem to work, even as some refuse them.” Darned humans, always refusing to do as they are told. Perhaps if we condescend and preach to them long enough, and publicly shame them forcefully enough, they will finally learn how to comply.
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Today’s Propaganda Roundup

A very quick swing around the interwebs to survey the latest “news,” i.e., totalitarian propaganda from public enemies who in a civilized world would be rejected from normal society as subversives and fomenters of leftist revolution, but today are almost universally adhered to as indispensable social resources. First up, and aptly so, here is a beauty from everyone’s favorite Marxist front group, The...

The Free Press, Capitalism, and Tyranny

As I have noted since the earliest days of The Pandemic that Ate a Planet, none of the hysteria of this season, and therefore none of the political fraud and usurpation we are seeing each day, would have been possible without the willing assistance and very able wheel-greasing of the mass media. We are witnessing the perfect alignment of all of the media’s...

More Random Socially Distanced Thoughts

Every positive coronavirus test, every increase in “cases,” every political aide or professional wrestler or meat packer or disco dancer found to have “infected others,” is trumpeted by the totalitarian bootlickers (“journalists”) as an apocalyptic event — and of course, as definitive proof that freedom doesn’t work. Geez, next thing you know, they’ll be trying to tell us we need tyranny to save...

Reflections: Titillation as Truth; Flu Fever; Immigrant Independence

The profit motive and the news.– The non-government-owned news media (i.e., the media of a free people) is an industry in which businesses make money by selling you the information that you believe you need. The media therefore has an essential, existential motive to convince you that you do in fact need their information. Whether they will seek to convince you through reason...

Living in the Midst of a Flu Epidemic

I live in Korea, which has the second largest number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, after neighboring China of course. Koreans have a tendency to react with extreme caution and/or outrage, and with near-perfect unanimity, to such highly-publicized concerns. Thus, libraries have been shutting down indefinitely, schools and universities (including mine) are delaying the start of spring semester, and small businesses...

Bingo! Young Women, Crying!

In my immediate response to the latest local crime being puffed up into world news and earthshattering tragedy by America’s cheap-thrills-and-cheaper-politics “news media,” I noted the standard and ubiquitous imagery of “people suffering,” perfect optics for the sado-masochistic waning moments of a civilization. I also predicted that the initial photograph that was being displayed everywhere, featuring a middle-aged man with head bowed, would...

More Sad People! Hooray for Mass Shootings!

Here we go again. Don’t waste my time, please, reacting with discomfort, outrage, or even skepticism to the wording or tone of this post’s title. Below, for your delectation, is the featured item on today’s Yahoo News homepage, in the hours immediately following the latest mass shooting in Texas. Oh, and in case you like to check alternative sources, here’s the lead story...

People Die, People Cry — That’s Entertainment!

Saturday morning in old El Paso¬†(where it’s likely that you’ve never been),between what they call “Cielo Vista Mall”and some Walmart that you’ve never seen, Some worthless young man that you’d never know,killed some folks who were no one to you;But distant sad news fills the idling mind,With so many fun things to do! “Guns are the villain,” shout those on the left,“Don’t blame...