Monday, November 22, 2010

No News is Good News

Recently an employee of the USDA was removed from office, apologized to and returned to her previous job in a matter of days. This incident, like most anything else that has happened in the last couple of years, caused a racial uproar. Democrats and Republicans were pointing fingers at one another. Liberals/progressives* blamed conservatives because the decision to remove this person from office was based on information obtained from a YouTube broadcast that was put online by a republican.

It seems odd to me that such drastic measures were taken based on an amateur’s contribution to a web site meant to be used for entertainment. That’s like watching a Michael Moore movie and thinking that it is a documentary based on something more than the ravings of a money hungry radical.

Due to the lack of professional, unbiased, fact based reporting the news media has become nothing more than distributors of emotional crap. So now people in high government positions are making life changing decisions based on stuff they see on YouTube. These bureaucrats are so busy surfing the web that they don’t even have time to ask a few questions before ending the career of other government employees.

I think it’s time that so called journalists are held accountable for their actions. Maybe then they would quit running around starting racially charged conflicts.

*David Sirota of The Huffington Post explains the difference: “It seems to me that traditional "liberals" in our current parlance are those who focus on using taxpayer money to help better society. "Progressives" are those who focus on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.”

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