Thursday, February 19, 2009

Really think you are not being Manipulated by the Media?

Take a look at's front page picture today of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  Of all of the photographic images available to editors... is this the least flattering?  Maybe they should have published a photo of her picking her nose.

You might hate Palin's policies or social positions.  I have a deep mistrust of fundamentalists myself.  But NO ONE can deny that she is one of the most photogenic/telegenic women in politics in generations.

So what is up with this shot that looks more like Palin's ugly twin brother?  Anyone care to wager that ALL photos of Obama will be flattering in the extreme?  I don't think we should tolerate this kind of s**t from FOX (whacky Right) or MSNBC (loonie Left).


California IS the U.S.  Essentially all the social and political change in our country originates in this state.  It is home to 1 in 8 Americans.  Here's the rub:

In spite of a university system that really is the envy of public institutions everywhere, their economic policies have destroyed the state.  People are going to find the goings on in in that state surreal in the VERY near future.  Worse, California is a PERFECTOR predictor for the U.S. Remember Ben Franklin's definition of insanity?  "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."  Why would any rational person think that the laws of mathematics operate at the scale of a California, but not at the scale of the entire country?  Because it is inconvenient for their political positions.  I absolutely guarantee that other "inconveniences" are going to make the former inconvenience seem even less than trivial.

There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.

Good Luck!

Mentatt (at) yahoo (d0t) com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the photo has been manipulated, as the lamestream news has been guilty of that in the recent past.

Great blog by the way. I appreciate your honesty, especially when the news does not warrant celebration.