Skip to comments.ELITIST ENNUI: The Media Elite Tire Of The War (Edward Zehr)
Posted on 11/09/2001 6:41:43 PM PST by Jean S
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I agree with Zehr on this. In fact, just the very idea conjures up some of the most vividly-delicious images. Rumsfeld says, "Sure, we'll take the first 100 of you that can do the following:
"Take and pass Basic Training.
"Pass Airborne Training.
"Become a Ranger.
"Carry a 100-lb. standard Ranger pack on a one-week, 100 mile march. Any camera or satellite gear you require is in addition to the 100-lb standard Ranger pack.
"Demonstrate the ability to operate in difficult terrain behind enemy lines in ABSOLUTE SILENCE."
"Oh, and WE get to select the first hundred. Helen Thomas, you're first. Line up over there. Ratfa...I mean, David Gregory, you're next. Line up. Sawyer Brown, third. Get in line. Cokie, you wanted to watch? You'll get an eyeful. Now keep that line straight.
"OK, who's next. Wolf - you and Schneider stand behind Cokie. Nina, you'll represent NPR. Hut one hut two. No, Brit, you can't go. You might actually be able to DO this. We'll take Bob Woodward. Bob....Bob, you clean that up right now! At ABC, George, you carried a TON of water for the last administration, you should be able to handle a 100-pound pack. Besides, don't-ask, don't tell.
"Your induction papers are on the table at the back - report by 6 pm. On the double!"
So many hack reporters, so little time.
Jean-What a good post! I love the sub-title 'JUNK GENERALS, think I will be stealing it frequently!
And as for McCain, and Billy Kristol and the rest of the fat butted seat warmers who want to coach this war from their safety zones, pooey! By carefully executing this war, LIVES WILL BE SAVED and a SECURE SYSTEM of PROGRESSING INTO DIFFERENT GOVERNING SYSTEM will be able to succeed. Just look what the Northern Alliance was able to do WITHOUT American ground troops by the careful execution of duties via our air troops. Gish. I wish these idiots would GROW-UP and not trade in trust in our military for their own ugly mugs in some photo-op.
They can keep trying to sell it, but nobody's buying.
I hang around with alot of liberals, and to a man (or womyn) they want dead arabs. Buckets of them. And they're willing to wait a little while, as long as the dead start rolling in.
The media is on their own on this one.
I hope you're right.
Off topic - are you going to start writing again?
I think dead's got it right here-- before Pearl Harbor, both of my parents ( not liberal, but beside the point ) thought we should let those fool Europeans kill each other off and stay out of it.
After Pearl? Well, they both signed up for service....
The media is this country has degenerated into a bunch of whiny elitists who mostly talk to each other, and whose main purpose in life seems to be yakking at each other. They hate to be bored, and this war is just not sufficiently entertaining to them.
Well thanks for asking Jean. I bought a house and had my second child, so I pretty much put writing on the back burner for a while. Im about to start up again, though it might not be political parody at first.
I do have rough plans for one political parody project in mind. My company has been sending me to Flash and Dreamweaver classes, so I have been formulating a Flash movie in my head. Im hoping to put something together in a few weeks.
Ed Zehr cannot be dead.
Ed Zehr is the best commentator I have ever read.
I loved that man.
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