Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ginning Up For War

I’m going to post something after President Obama speaks tonight about ISIS.  I have no idea what he’s going to say, but so far the media is all gung-ho with anticipation for going back to war.

Not to accuse them of being callous about death and destruction, but it doesn’t surprise me that they are all twitterpated about it; that means breathless reporting and BREAKING NEWS banners on the bottom of the screen; MSNBC is running a countdown clock to the presidential address.  They know that war brings viewers, viewers bring ratings, and ratings bring money.

They’re turning William Randolph Hearst’s line on its head: “You furnish the war and we’ll provide the pictures.”

One bark on “Ginning Up For War

  1. Representative Joe Barton, (R) Texas, said he supports having Congress pass a Declaration of War against ISIS. Ed Shultz should have immediately asked him if he supports restarting the draft. If we are going to go to war than the whole nation should be involved.

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