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Posted on 01/03/2013 6:26:01 PM PST by Nachum
The media's so full of it.
Over the past few weeks, the wife and I have been re-watching the brilliant HBO drama, "The Wire." The show's fifth and final season focuses on the plight of "The Baltimore Sun," as the daily newspaper deals with a collapsing business model in the age of the inter-webs. One of the story's subplots involves a reporter with ambitions to someday work for the "The New York Times" or "The Washington Post." He's a bit overly ambitious, though, and ends up falsifying quotes and sources in order to make a name for himself.
One of the stories he manufactures is something he's sure will impress potential employers: the story of a wheelchair-bound 13 year-old black kid who can't afford a ticket to baseball's opening day.
The story might be made up, but what's not made up is that it is exactly the kind of story that would appeal to the elite media.
Time and again, our media overlords tell us they are motivated -- not by partisan politics, but by a desire to afflict and speak truth to power, to give voice to the voiceless, and to shine a light on a society they see as fundamentally flawed in favor of the powerful and unfair to the powerless.
Unless, of course, the media is protecting a wealthy, connected, and powerful individual they count among their own. Then we're not a nation of laws, and justice shouldn't be so blind.
Laws are for little people, donchaknow...
In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam Meckler, who was arrested and jailed for having a few long-forgotten rounds of ordinary ammunition but no gun in his backpack in Washington.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
The Influence of Socialist Writers
How did politicians ever come to believe this weird idea that the law could be made to produce what it does not contain the wealth, science, and religion that, in a positive sense, constitute prosperity? Is it due to the influence of our modern writers on public affairs?
Present-day writers especially those of the socialist school of thought base their various theories upon one common hypothesis: They divide mankind into two parts. People in general with the exception of the writer himself form the first group. The writer, all alone, forms the second and most important group. Surely this is the weirdest and most conceited notion that ever entered a human brain!
In fact, these writers on public affairs begin by supposing that people have within themselves no means of discernment; no motivation to action. The writers assume that people are inert matter, passive particles, motionless atoms, at best a kind of vegetation indifferent to its own manner of existence. They assume that people are susceptible to being shaped by the will and hand of another person into an infinite variety of forms, more or less symmetrical, artistic, and perfected. Moreover, not one of these writers on governmental affairs hesitates to imagine that he himself under the title of organizer, discoverer, legislator, or founder is this will and hand, this universal motivating force, this creative power whose sublime mission is to mold these scattered materials persons into a society.
These socialist writers look upon people in the same manner that the gardener views his trees. Just as the gardener capriciously shapes the trees into pyramids, parasols, cubes, vases, fans, and other forms, just so does the socialist writer whimsically shape human beings into groups, series, centers, sub-centers, honeycombs, labor-corps, and other variations. And just as the gardener needs axes, pruning hooks, saws, and shears to shape his trees, just so does the socialist writer need the force that he can find only in law to shape human beings. For this purpose, he devises tariff laws, tax laws, relief laws, and school laws.
(in both cases mission accomplished agendas have been driven)
Gregory who?/ 1/2 sarc
This month’s Scientific American has a whole article dedicated to the latest Scientific Frauds and papers that need to be retracted, many of them supporting left wing causes that were simply made up.
Dozens of ‘scientific’ papers on left-wing things like Global Warming, Vegetarians being more intelligent, meat eaters being dishonest, etc.
Frederic Bastiat - thanks - http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html
Thanks for the link, your tagline, your homepage, First_Salute. I salute you.
Thank you; and thank you for reminding me to get the link and save his observations.