Thursday, July 8, 2010

Read All about...Some Stuff

Did you know that Obama has tasked NASA with making the Muslims of the world feel good about themselves? If you didn't, you can read about that here. And, no, the link is not to The Onion, although you might be forgiven for thinking that this was all a not-very-funny joke.

But that's not what this post is about.

If you get your news from the mainstream media (MSM), you wouldn't know about this. I think I read twenty stories on this bit of lunacy the day after Byron York first reported it, so I figured everybody knew. But I watch no network news, almost never go to the NY Times or WaPo web sites unless I've been linked there from somewhere else, and get about 95% of my news from online sources.

I was sitting in line at a drive through this morning and picked up my iPhone to pass the time. (What did I ever do before the iPhone?) Power Line has an awesome iPhone app so I was scanning their blog and came across this interesting story.

Here's the money 'graph:

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the New York Times: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the Washington Post: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on NBC Nightly News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on ABC World News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on CBS Evening News: 0.



Is it any wonder that voters elect the candidates they do? They rely on the MSM (and all too often they don't even rely on them). It's a sin and a shame, as the saying goes.

I mentioned on Facebook that I am going to run for political office on a platform of requiring a basic knowledge of civics before one can vote in a national election. Several friends offered to vote for me often--and even to cast ballots from states in which they do not reside! I've got great friends.

More later...

2 comments:

  1. Of course, if you were here on July 5th, The Doerbitter Dispatch scooped itself here:

    http://www.doerbitter.com/2010/07/utterly-mindblowingly-unbelievably.html

    Ozero strikes again.

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  2. Yeah, I know. But as I said above, that story wasn't the point of this post. :p

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