LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2012 – Just when America thought Sandra Fluke would never go away, the media obsessed over Trayvon Martin. The mythical GOP “war on women” was starting to lose traction, so the media turned to the mythical GOP war on Blacks, as if nothing has changed since 1863.
While sympathy toward his parents is totally understandable, the media focus on this particular case is not.
Two people got into an altercation. Only those two people know what happened. One of them is dead. Yet this has not stopped race hustlers from making him their cause of the month.
This is not Selma, Alabama. Anybody who says Mr. Martin was killed solely for being Black is talking out of their (hoodie). This is not the Civil Rights era. Plenty of Black people walk down streets, wearing hoodies, all across America, every day without incident.
The Trayvon Martin case was a tragic showdown between two individuals. The only thing we know is that we do not know. So for those who placed a bounty on the head of Trayvon’s killer, who do you think you are, the New Orleans Saints?
Even Texas does not do Texas justice anymore. America has the rule of law, and everybody needs to cool down and let the process work itself out.
For those wearing hoodies in solidarity, knock it off. You look like New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Bellichick, and nobody likes him. The death of Mr. Martin was tragic. The truth must come out. Yet trying to start a race war to satisfy injustices of 50 to 150 years ago helps nobody and poisons society.
The Trayvon Martin case is tragic, however the media attention given to the Supreme Court healthcare fight is simply pointless.
The hearing is very important, perhaps the most significant since Bush vs. Gore in 2000. The three days of hearings mattered. The protests on both sides of the issue did not.
Media coverage of the protests mattered even less.
This is not to say protesting for or against legislators and executives in government will not effect change. When politicians feel the heat, they see the light.
Protests outside the Supreme Court are utterly useless. The nine justices in black robes are going to do what they are going to do. They are in a sealed off area. They cannot see or hear the protesters. They have lifetime appointments. They cannot be fired. So yelling and screaming for three days makes about as much sense as protesting in front of a Federal Reserve meeting before Monetary Policy is decided.
Obamacare is not a news story because there was no new news. Both sides argued their case. We all knew what the arguments were. The real news will be the decision the Supreme Court renders in June.
Until then, media and political behavior is predictable. If the left thinks they are going to lose, they will, over the next two months, try and demonize the Supreme Court. If the left, and Obamacare wins, they will praise a bipartisan decision.
The real current news story about the Supreme Court and the healthcare fight was barely reported. Win or lose, the left got destroyed in the courtroom arguments.
On the ACA Litigation Blog, Brad Joondeph writes:
“If you are a liberal …you should probably be a little disappointed in the Democratic appointees on the Court. One of the most striking things to me about the argument is how unstrategic many of the questions were from the liberals. Justice Kagan aside—who, as always, was quite astute in her questioning—many of the questions from the Democratic appointees were not in any way designed to probe matters or elicit answers that might bring around their more conservative colleagues. Instead, far too much time was spent on Justice Breyer’s musings, or the possibility that the breadth of Congress’s enumerated powers is merely a political question, to be resolved by the elected branches. It was, quite frankly, an uninspired performance.”
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli is in the cross hairs of blame should the justices vote against the individual mandate or the entire “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
Failure in this argument does not mean a weak attorney. It means a good attorney with a weak case where the argument is for a product that is un-Constitutional.
Once again it is shown that when the best thinkers of the right debate the best thinkers of the left in a fair fight, the right wins the argument. The liberal media neglected to point out that the conservatives put on a far superior intellectual presentation in front of the High Court.
Everything that should be in the news is not just in Washington or the U.S. On foreign policy, the media looks for any excuse to hit the ignore button.
Iran is building a bomb, and the media shrugs. Syria murders its own citizens in the street, and the media discusses the mythical oppression of upper middle class minorities in a free American nation.
Recently there was a very brief foreign policy story that was given short shrift in the media.
Israel and Azerbaijan have reached a critical agreement allowing Israel to deploy weapons on Azerbaijan soil. This puts Israel only 300 miles from Iran, rather than 1000 miles away. Rather than Israel having to refuel over Iraqi or Saudi Arabian airspace, now a quick strike on Iran would be much easier.
Ambassador John Bolton thinks that the United States deliberately leaked this story in a continuing effort by the Obama administration to sabotage Israel’s attempt to defend itself against Iran.
This story deserves significant airtime, but spending more time with Ambassador Bolton could cut into discussions about the Jersey Shore or Dancing with the Stars.
We can also thank heavens for the presidential race.
That’s right. Thank heavens for the Wisconsin and Maryland presidential primaries. Even the District of Columbia, normally a plague on society, is making a positive contribution on Potomac Tuesday.
When a presidential primary in a race that many have already declared over is cause for excitement, then the bar has been lowered past the point of being able to limbo.
On March 24th, Louisiana held their presidential primary. Then the news stopped. Nature abhors a vacuum, and ratings obsessed news network parasites abhor it even more. How has the news cheapened us all? Let us count the ways.
Even the presidential race provided a non-story. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush endorsed Governor Mitt Romney. Why is this news? Mr. Bush is a good, decent man, but he is also the epitome of the establishment.
The idea that the establishment is rallying to the establishment is not news. The perception of Mr. Bush, fairly or unfairly, is that his blood is so blue that even the family polo horses have butlers. Mr. Romney wants to appeal to the common man. Mr. Bush does not recognize a grocery scanner.
Conservative darlings Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan have endorsed Romney. Both of these young men are outstanding. Along with Chris Christie and Colonel Allen West, they make up a quartet of super-stars.
Paul Ryan is the finest budgetary mind in all of Congress, while Mr. Rubio may be the greatest orator since President Ronald Reagan. Yet these endorsements came so late in the game that this again is seen more as “closing ranks” than anything else.
The same can be said for former Governor Jeb Bush. Mr. Bush, Mr. Ryan, and Mr. Rubio are all more ideologically in sync with Rick Santorum than Mitt Romney. Therefore, this seems to be more about party unity than deep conviction.
In religious persecution news, it is still legal in this country to engage in bigotry against Christians. Unlike Blacks, gays, every other religion and women, Christians do not belong to a protected group.
The newest assault on Catholicism comes from the University of Vanderbilt in Tennessee. Vandy has decided that a Catholic fraternity must consider those practicing other religions to be part of the fraternity’s leadership. The fraternity has decided to leave Vanderbilt over the new rule.
The leader of the group made it clear that a Catholic fraternity is going to have a Catholic leader.
For the liberals who insist on forcing their world view on the remaining 80% of society, it is time to fight forceful absurdity with forceful absurdity. Every White male in this country should immediately send the NAACP and the NOW letters demanding to be the heads of their organizations.
When these organizations refuse, lawsuits can be filed in order to bankrupt them. After all, how dare organizations pretending to be dedicated to Blacks and women have leaders who are Blacks and women? That would be bigotry in liberal-land, or as conservatives call it, uncommon sense.
The media likes to report on the media and in the “leftist zealot temper tantrum news”, Keith Olbermann was fired from Current TV.
Al Gore fired him. Does this mean that liberals like to fire people?
When one is too difficult for Al Gore, employment anywhere may be tough. Last year Mr. Olbermann was fired from MSNBC. This is enjoyable, since it shows liberals at their true worst. They can’t govern, and now they cannot even run news organizations. The only thing unifying them is hatred of Republicans and conservatives.
When the cameras are off, they devour each other like Tygrrrr meat. Only one question remains. If Al Gore fell in the forest, and nobody was around to hear him, would every word associated with him still be boring? The answer is yes.
Current TV is not real news, so only a lack of real news could allow them to become a story.
One story that the media desperately wants to sweep under the rug is the latest open mic gaffe by President Obama.
Mr. Obama was caught telling Russian President Medvedev that America cannot surrender its sovereignty until after the 2012 election. Mr. Obama has every intention of selling us all down the river, but he cannot do it in an election year. He is more than happy to placate America’s enemies and bully America’s friends, but he needs flexibility to do so.
Liberals will make excuses for Mr. Obama because that is what they do. His water carriers are about to see their arms collapse from carrying so heavy a load.
Anybody who thinks Barack Obama is as politically sophisticated as Vladimir Putin needs to invest all of their money in a Chevy Volt and the Brooklyn Bridge. Then they can watch helplessly as the former catches fire and takes them over the latter.
This would be a bigger news story except the media puts out any fires that do not cast Mr. Obama in a favorable light. Between Mr. Obama and Chevy Volts, they are running out of blankets and extinguishers.
This has been the world of the news in the last week. The silly season is not supposed to be until Summer. By then gasoline should be approaching European levels, while the media tries to have us focuses on the Real Housewives and any Republican politician who accidentally allows his car to hurt a squirrel.
So while Iran gets the bomb and Syria engages in genocide with impunity, the media will continue to look the other way. Things have gotten so bad that the best Americans can hope for is another set of presidential primaries.
The only problem is that after those contests, it will be a full three weeks until the next round of primaries. With 21 days of airtime to fill, one can only cry in advance at the sheer idiocy that will pass for news during that time.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this. Republican, Jewish women, you may contact Eric above.
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