SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

September 26, 2004

Tofu Farting Fairies

It's been a minute since I randomly bitched about something that has pissed me off.

Yesterday I was watching the news as usual, and as usual they failed to deliver. It was one violent crime after another, a few jabs at the president, maybe a mention about Hurricane Jeanne.

Where did they mention all of the wonderful things that the educators of this nation are doing? Where did they shout out kudos to our armed forces? Why didn't they tell the stories of heroics? You mean to tell me not one brave fireman pulled a single person from a fire yesterday? Where did they mention the undercover police officer that once again took a drug dealer off the street?

You know I remember when I was a kid from time to time you'd hear a story about little Timmy who rescued the neighbors cat from a tree, or maybe a short mention about some teenage boys who found a drug dealers secret stash of guns hidden in the woods (that was me and two friends).

These weren't sensational stories. There was no blood, no guts, no rape, murder or GRAND THEFT AUTO. These were just positive stories that reflected the brighter side of man.

How did we come to a point in our history where it is the tofu farting fairies and tree-hugging hippies that get to decide that all we can see is mans negative side. I mean honestly, if this editorial were ever run in the mainstream media the onslaught of crybaby bullshit from the liberals would last for days and would clearly overshadow the real news of the day.

Tolerance is a good thing. Equality is a good thing. However, we have taken it so far that it is now offensive to refer to a chalkboard as the black board, or a dry erase board as the white board. Fighter jocks are cautioned not to refer to the "flight deck" of their jets as a cockpit.

Give me a break.

America, buck up, suck it up and press on.

To the media:

Perhaps it is time to step back a few years and cast a positive spin on what you report. Not all Americans are evil criminal minds bent on buying elections or destroying the credibility of other men and woman.

It is no wonder that so much of the world has a negative impression of Americans; it is our own media that make us look like animals.

In the mean time I will continue to draw things on the white board or black board, the "flight deck" of an F-15 Eagle will forever be a cockpit and if I offend someone maybe it is they who need to grow up, push their collective uterus' back in and understand that tolerance and understanding is a two way street.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at September 26, 2004 11:42 AM

So true, so true. If they put a positive spin on things, I have no doubt that people around the world would view us differently.

Nice "ending" there, too, Slagle. Bart's Butt. Gotta love it.

Posted by: Bonfire7 at September 26, 2004 11:59 AM

Absolutely the truth, the media has given the United States a black eye around the world for the past 40 years, even when they do have to report on a good deed they have to spin the story to put us in the bad guy image for the rest of the world to see. The current campaign coverage is a prime example of their jounalistic license. And the animation is great too.

Posted by: Jack at September 26, 2004 12:21 PM


Outstanding rant and exactly dead-center mass!

The American news mediums have a lot to answer for when it comes to the world's perception of us. Every country has it's share of turds and idiots...we are the only country whose media dwell entirely on our contretemps alone.

Time to start celebrating the American experience instead of spending all of our time finding reasons to run it down!

Posted by: RedFalcon at September 26, 2004 02:57 PM

Sadly so true Slagle...the media is only concerned with ratings, and they think that the headline "America F***ed up" will attract more attention than "American Done Good"

Posted by: Brit_Student at September 26, 2004 05:22 PM

Remember."No news is good news." This is a sad statement but unfortunately too often true.

Too often the American public wants to see and hear sensationalism,mayhem,gore,etc.

I am happy to say,that last week the Indianapolis Star and local television did the media proud.They reported the heroism of two teenage boys.The boys,ages 14 and 16,came upon a man repeatedly stabbing his estranged wife.

The boys didn't physically intervene,but one of the boys shouted at the man"Don't kill her."

At that time,the man halted his attack.

I found much to praise in this report.It restored some of my faith in the media,much of my faith in todays youth and I am so thankful that the poor victim survived.

So please,just when you want to give up on the media,think of this story.Another positive one is just around the corner.

God bless all and God bless the U.S.A.

Posted by: PappaSlagle at September 27, 2004 04:10 PM

Very nice comments you guys have here, congratulations and thanks to allowing my post...

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