Boy, this has been a crazy couple of weeks, from border law protests from Arizona to Washington D.C, to a near fatal terrorist attack in Times Square, to a “methane triggered” oil rig blast on the Gulf of Mexico.
The mainstream media has had its hands full keeping up with the current events and reporting on them accurately……cough…cough.
You know it’s funny, the national media that took and ran with allegations of Tea Party protesters spitting on Congressmen is the same national media empathizing with the alleged attempted ‘Times Square bomber.” And again, ironically of course, the very same dinosaur media that made two weeks worth of news out of alleged racial slurs hurled at lawmakers during health care protest rallies, conveniently forgot to make such hay about the actual cases of vandalism and violence from Santa Cruz, California to Asheville, North Carolina brought on by Arizona immigration law protesters.
It’s so weird.
But given the other three examples (with some individual exceptions) are we to really expect accuracy and honesty form the so-called “forth branch of government?” Yeah, I didn’t think so!
Can someone explain to me why we have to sit and watch the Arizona illegal immigration debate and its narrative be steered by sports team executives and civil rights leaders?
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Los-- I mean-- Phoenix Suns but I think I am going to have to side with Phil Jackson on this one: “If I heard right, it’s that the American people are for stronger immigration laws if I’m not mistaken. Where we stand as a basketball team, we should let that play out, let the political end of that go where it’s going to go.” In other words, (in my best Forrest Gump voice) “I am a basketball coach and that’s all I have to say about that.
And while we are on the subject of the Arizona illegal immigration reform act, what is the all the fuss about anyway? And why do we need civil rights victimhood vendors Sharpton and Jackson leading marches? I mean, considering the stellar job the federal government has done these last two decades, what is so wrong about Arizona securing its on boarders? Now I know what you are going to say but here’s a novel idea; the federal government should enforce existing immigration laws–laws that mirror the recently passed Arizona immigration bill. That said, hats off to Governor Brewer, the Arizona state legislature and the respective law enforcement agencies of the Grand Canyon State. On behalf of all sane, law abiding, taxpaying, common-sense, Americans, thank you for taking responsibility and doing what you were hired and elected by the people to do, in securing the economic and physical well being of your citizenry.
Now, to the mainstream media, Mr. Sharpton, Jackson, Congressman Gutierrez and an innumerable many other public figures who believe or defend the notion that the Arizona immigration law and to an even further extent, that there is a racist at the heart of all white people and the system is unfair and rigged for minorities to fail and for these and many other reasons, those who knowingly break American laws should not be arrested, prosecuted or deported–please wake up and smell the coffee.
Or please, for the love of Pete, report on the fact that Chicago lawmakers, like Arizona, are calling for the National Guard to help secure the economic and physical safety of its citizenry.
Yes, that’s right, you don’t see Mr. Sharpton and Jackson holding press conferences, airing on CNN, MSNBC, ABC and the likes about the gang-related violence, murders, and crimes that are beyond out of control in the streets of Chicago. Sadly protesting a law that makes what is already a federal crime a state crime is more financially profitable and politically beneficial.
While Phoenix is now the “kidnap capital of America,” Chicago is the 8th most murderous city in the country (2009), with murder rates in the first four months of 2010 putting the number one spot well within reach.
CNN reports that during the 2007-2008 school year, at least 20 students were killed, including 18 by gunfire. The year before, more than 30 students were killed, again mostly by gun violence and so far in 2010 there have been 36 murders.
Where are the unions or Shapton’s Nation Action Network or Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition or better yet, President Obama at on the weekly murders in his neck of the woods?
They are not coming folks because they are all too busy emphasizing with terrorists and illegal aliens, keeping that “boot” on the neck of British Petroleum, yukking it up at press dinners and working on their golf swing.
And on that note I would like to wish every mom and mother to be a happy Mothers Day. You are truly God's gift to the world.