Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Slow, Agonizing Death Throes of The Fourth Estate . . . A Tragicomedy In Motion...

This is a textbook example (and no - it's not from Fox "News" believe it or not) demonstrating why it is that The Gadfly has absolutely no faith in this country's mainstream media to perform any useful role in our society at this point other than that as class clowns.


MARCH 12, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT
CNN host Don Lemon's Wednesday night interview with a Ku Klux Klan leader was intended to get the white supremacist's take on the viral video of frat members at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist chant.
But the interview quickly devolved as the KKK leader lobbed racial and anti-Semitic remarks at Lemon.

Yes - of course, because lord knows that on the subject of racial divide and tension in American society, the first people The Gadfly would turn to for a serious, nationally televised discussion on the matter would be the fucking Klu Klux Klan!  Apparently CNN couldn't book an Aryan Nations leader on short notice.  Can we say Mega Derp?!!!

Jeebus fucking kripes on a toasty stick!! -- this is how far CNN has fallen since it's heyday as an genuine, legitimate, news reporting organization back in the early 1980's when it first began broadcasting.  At this point, they have basically adopted the Rupert Murdoch playbook of profit over integrity and programming geared towards the lowest common denominator intellects in the country, while wholesale abandoning any pretense of their organization being in the actual business of gathering and reporting straight up news that is having a real life impact on the lives of real world people.

All the more reason to cherish the internet dear readers - while you still can that is - for at least on the web there are alternatives sources of news and information where important national and world events are not just all about  live car chase porn, missing white women, black holes that swallow airliners, and unreliable, politically tainted content, masquerading as "news," which serves solely to divide Americans and further the agenda of the corporate/investor class and the military industrial complex oligarchs.

As The Gadfly has exhorted you dear readers on many occasion over the years -- for the love of everything decent and sacred -- turn off all of the television news.  Seek out alternative sources.  You will find yourself becoming much more well informed and intelligent by doing so.

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