Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Difference

It's fairly alarming to read the blogs and then turn on the news to get information about the latest march or rally and see the huge discrepencies in they way they're reported on. The blogs show the seemy underside that's apparent to anyone who may actually be there and the MSM takes the picture and paints pretty flowers around it before it's presented to the public.

Not that long ago all we had was the radio or the television to get that information and we were no more informed than they wanted us to be. We weren't "informed". We were "manipulated". It used to be that, on occasion, after watching something on the news, we'd later actually meet someone who was "there" and we'd finally get the real story. We were sometimes shocked at the disparity in tellings.

Now we have internet news and blogs. Now we know everything Cindy Sheehan says. Not just what the "big three" tell us. Now we know exactly what anyone said or did. Not just the edited version.

With that, I'll get to the crux of what I want to say. The Difference.

The good thing about blogs is that there aren't just three. There are millions. And nearly all of them touch upon political issues a one time or another. Some are all politics all the time. What really slays me is those blogs which come from the left side. Not all, but many. They almost all universally hate Bush. And with a disproportionately large number of those I don't mean hate - I mean foaming at the mouth, head spinning, feet stomping HATE. Now, I hated Clinton, but I was not so blindly enraged to miss some of his good points.

A disproportionately large number of the lefty blogs (not just the bloggers but all those who comment on them yet don't have blogs) completely support Cindy Sheehan. Not in the respect that they simply believe that everyone should have their say. We "all" believe that everyone has that right. Yet, they support everything about her and they blindly go on marches and attend protests and engage in some pretty whacked out rhetoric. Sheehan supported Lynn Stewart even though it was pretty obvious that she had passed on information from terrorist to terrorist in a time of war and to the detriment of our country. And the lefty blogs support her much like MSM. MSM paints flowers around their "reporting" and the lefty blogs defend with words.

THAT, my friend, is why we talk about MSM bias. They go hand in hand with the left.

When I went to work the other day I had to go the long way around because of the "Million More March" on the main street. Followers of the infamous Louis Farrakhan. And let me tell you, there were an awful lot of people there. People who don't seem to have a problem with his hate speech, his believing that there's a mothership hovering over our planet and his constant race baiting and wild conspiracies.

It's embarassing.

And the local news covered it as "Wow, such a pouring out of hearts and they were so organized, and blah, blah, blah." No one said a word about the trash and filth left behind for others to clean up. The harsh words spoken between people that nearly escalated into fighting and the whacked out ideas brought forth using race baiting and class baiting.

These people have no problem endorsing these nuts. But at the same time, I suppose to validate themselves, they wish to equate the right with extreme religious types like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. I don't know about you, but I read a lot of blogs. A LOT. And I've yet to run across one (even on the right) who thinks these guys are A-OK. Frankly, their political following is small. I don't think they could get such a large group to protest or march. So this equating the right with these nut jobs is shear blather. Most of us on the right know a bigot when we see one. And we're not afraid to say so. Many of us are not very fond of Tom Delay and without actually "hoping" he goes to jail, we do want justice served if he has done something wrong. Just like Karl Rove. If he's done something wrong, he should be punished. We're not that unreasonable. I wish I could say the same for the left.

Why is the left so reluctant to purge themselves of the extremists? When will they jump back on the sane train? Will they ever?


At 10/20/2005 09:40:00 AM, Anonymous narniabound said...

I'm kicking myself for missing the O'Reilly Factor a few days ago--Farrakhan was on the show.

This whole Cindy Sheehan business is sick. I was glad that they arrested her, even if it gave "martyrdom material" to the MSM.

Pat Robertson has always been and always will be a quack. Poor guy. I've always felt sort of sorry for him.

At 10/23/2005 09:06:00 PM, Blogger Timmer said...

Great point on this -

...and yes, Robertson is just as ridiculous as Farrakhan. But maybe he could actually get a million into DC (unlike Farrakhan)...and I doubt that they would be anti-black (for the most part).

At 10/25/2005 07:38:00 PM, Anonymous GM Roper said...

This is the hard hitting analysis I have come to expect from A Person, in this and the previous blogincarnation (did I just coin a word?)

Good job.


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