Since once again we are witnessing runaway speculation regarding what has happened in Boston, I ask if any of the media will hold those who said outrageous things accountable for their comments?
I am a HUGE supporter on the First Amendment. I believe that idiots have an absolute right to say whatever they wish. However, they do not have the right to stand unquestioned or un-confronted by their own words… or, for that matter, un-offended by our outrage because of their remarks. This rule particularly applies to our elected officials.
Politicians have a microphone, read amplifier, to get their stupidity out to the nation as quickly as possible. They also have willing accomplices in the media who stand poised to use the next tragedy to demonize those they disagree with.
I will watch hopefully that these fools are called out publicly by their peers for their latest iteration of foolish behavior.
There is no better time to fire up the Lexus-Nexus and apply the Power of Shame. If we don’t, this behavior by those we rely on for “facts” will never stop.
What happened in Boston is horrible. Those who wish to jump in front of the facts and indict ideologies they oppose as the underlying cause are equally as horrible.
We don’t know the “why”. Chris Mathews does not know the “why”. Socialist Representatives do not know the “why”. Bill O’Reilly does not know the “why”.
It could be anyone from a National Socialist (Nazi) to a Theocrat (Islamo-Fascist). An Eco-Terrorist (ELF) to North Korea (Un). You don’t know. I don’t know.
But while we’re all distracted by irresponsible conjecture, the boatload of bad ideas is still chugging through the House and Senate.
Gun Control, Amnesty, Gold Crashing and Fiscal Suicide…
If I have to get an extra TV, that’s what I’ll do to pay attention to ALL OF IT.
This is a perfect time to start deciding who you can trust… judged by their prognostication. If their wrong, you should think about putting your trust in another giant talking head.
Make an Effort.
April 16th, 2013 at 6:43 pm
You wonder if the media will hold those who say stupid things accountable? HA highly unlikely, it is the media that spins the stories, they jump on the first thing they hear – a mere speculation – and create an entire story from someones ‘thinking out loud”. Those in the media rarely care about getting their facts straight when a sensationalized story is so much more interesting.
April 16th, 2013 at 7:20 pm
That’s why I’m sticking with the ORCA Terrorists. WAY more interesting. And, I’m unaccountable.