This post just seems to highlight how very bizarre the situation in the world has become: over-the-top 1984 Orwellian! ~J
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Go ahead and shoot me. It’s hopeless. My War on Stupid is facing defeat on every front.
I open up the New York Times and there’s a page one story about Anthony Weiner, who is now ahead in the race for Mayor of New York.
The article is 17 column inches long. I measured. The entire profile of the candidate – every bumpy, veined inch of it – is about Mr Weiner’s penis.
It is, I admit, a really famous penis. Weiner was a Congressman until two years ago when he resigned because he sent a college girl (maybe several) photos of his wiener (modestly bulging from his underpants) via Twitter. Weiner was forced to resign from Congress.
Now he’s back, with a front-runner status conferred by the name-recognition conferred by exposure of his jockey shorts.
New York’s school system, with one million students, is desperately fucked up. What is Weiner’s position on privatising the schools through the “charter” system? The Times won’t tell us. It’s all about Weiner’s weenie.The Times only asks voters if they will forgive him for showing young ladies his Congressional junk.
I do know this (not from the Times story): Weiner said, if elected, his first act would be to remove New York’s new bicycle lanes.
So I didn’t need to see Weiner’s underpants to know that he’s a dick.
Congressman Anthony Weiner. (Photo via)
Does this mean that I’m endorsing his main opponent, Councilwoman Christine Quinn? No. I don’t endorse candidates, but I do like to learn their positions on the issues. The Times, America’s self-proclaimed “paper of record”, had a story on Quinn yesterday. We learned all about her father, a city cop who they portray as one of those loveable, cartoonish Irish schmucks who dispenses a lot of blarney. But what is Quinn’s position on charter schools? You won’t get that from the Times.
Of course, the Times had other stories about Madame Quinn: a big story about her recent marriage to another woman. If she wins the election, she’ll be New York’s first lesbian mayor.
In other words, she would not be in the least interested in Congressman Anthony’s wiener.
So there we have it: the newspaper of America’s intelligentsia has brought the race for the biggest city in the Land of the Free down to a choice of genitalia.
Yes, they are trying to make us stupid. I’m beginning to believe those conspiracy freaks who think the Illuminati are stealing all our useful brainwaves for their reptile overlords from another dimension.
Of course, stupid leads to deadly.
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