Today I got my copy of the local fishwrap. On Sundays it includes a copy of Parade Magazine, much like many major newspapers across the nation. This week Parade is doing their annual report on what people earn, I guess it's always amusing to compare salaries with other folk. Especially if you find out you make a doublebutt ton more than those with more formal education/training (just a personal preference on my own part).
This is the first year I couldn't find any military member listed. None. Zip. Oh-row. Nada.
Maybe they feel the military isn't too representative of mainstream America, okay. But if that reasoning is used, why would they list an aerobics instructor in Wisconsin, a trading-card illustrator in Pennsylvania, a family-med resident in Ohio or a petsitter/dog walker in Missouri?
Hell, even Barbie gets listed and I don't know many folk that have much in common with her!
IMHO we're seeing a greater shunting to the side of our military by the MSM. Why is this? I dunno, but the first thing that pops into my head is that most (not all) members of the armed forces are politically conservative and those who have been over in Iraq & Afghanistan mostly support our presence there. Not too good when you're trying to sell the idea of an oppressed military forced against their wishes to implement an illegal war/occupation.
So if their voices aren't heard the contradictions of beliefs pushed by the MSM go unchallenged.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound? If a sailor in Hawaii shouts, "The media is biased and full of shit!" and no one hears him, did he really say anything?
As I said, it's the first thing in my mind. Might not be the reason, hell maybe it's all coincidence.
After all, who wouldn't want to know what a paint blender in Wisconsin makes vice an infantryman from the same state?
Sunday, April 12, 2009