"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 13, 2010


h/t JSF

My own minor comment: Did all the real journalists decide to work for Al Jazeera?


Andromeda said...

"Aren't you getting into the realm of having to justify the unjustifiable?"

Rarely, if ever, do you see an American journalist on T.V. asking those kind of questions, holding people's feet to the fire.

And from what little I've seen over the last few years, Al Jazeera does seem to have a wealth of real journalists. They also seem to report real stories (unlike the trivia and gossip that passes for news in the United States).

Jack Crow said...

Ain't that the truth, Andromeda.

It's not schadenfreude (well, not exactly) that I want to see a journalist ask a real question of Barack Obama - but damn if it wouldn't be super pleasant to hear someone ask that question of the Nobel Laureate, when he next decides to rationalize fiat executions...

druff said...

In case you didn't catch it when Greenwald posted it a few days ago, re: Al Jazeera vs. CNN:


Jack Crow said...

Thx druff.

Didn't see that.

Andromeda said...

Wanting to see a journalist press Obama with questions regarding the ongoing crimes against humanity over which he presides on a daily basis is not schadenfreude. Rather, I would put a such sentiment closer to "justice", as it is rooted in the desire to see someone answer for the crimes they are committing.

Wanting to see the Nobel Laureate trip on his way to the podium before he launches into yet another narcissistic speech in which he feigns magnanimity is schadenfreude, but wouldn't that just be so perfect?

Druff, thanks for that link. That is a perfect example of why I have abandoned CNN "news"; they are so ridiculously absorbed in reporting American trivia and gossip---while there is REAL news to report both in America and abroad---that I cannot stand to visit their site anymore.