"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 8 February 2015

Who Can You Believe .?

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The View Is A Bit Scrambled":

Your blog is making me dizzy.

Perhaps you could take a couple of days off and catch up on all the television you must be missing.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 7 February 2015 at 


If the blog makes you dizzy that calls for a decision in your own interest. 

I watch the  TV channel that gives news headlines. Then I decide what to follow. 

I think those who heard Brian Williams tell a story on late night comedy about being on a helicopter  hit by a missile might have guessed it was a tall tale.

To-night, I heard  an instructor of journalism at Scarborough U of T. solemnly state on CP 24  how serious for society if people could no longer believe people who deliver the news.

i had a hard time believing he said that.

People don't believe  their President, Prime Minister, Premier or the Mayors of their towns and cities.

They have the right  to vote but they don't because there are no valid choices.

Why should  the crisis be about  personable, good-looking, smooth-tongued ,well tailored and styled
 individuals  who look good on camera  read  news from cards and get paid $12 million a year.

We have a crisis of confidence alright.  Brought about by an affluent society almost completely lacking in conscience.

By special interest groups with the greatest clout taking the biggest bite of the apple.They control everything,in their path.

Devil take the hindmost.

Brian Wiliams did lots of things on Letterman's show not in keeping with his pontificate image If it
didn't suit the purpose of his station bosses ,it would  no doubt have been prohibited in his contract


Anonymous said...

It gives people an easy scape-goat. The anger gets deflected all over the place, seldom in the right direction.
Actually I was thinking something positive as I watched to snow drift down - how grateful I am that the town did not shovel money into a snow-treatment facility so we that could be leading -edge.

Anonymous said...

You seem to be focusing on people who are already in the public eye, be they TV news readers, talk-show hosts/hostesses, any one of an almost infinite level and number of politicians together with their chiefs of staff, their official spokespersons, their official deniers, those who report the news, those who write about it, and those who interpret the news whatever their bias or that of their corporate owners.

Social media have created instant public figures, those whose bums protrude as if taking on a life of their own, whose bosoms defy nature, whose facial appearance that was once recognizable no longer is, the wackiest, the wickedest, those who have accomplished nothing in life yet are promoting themselves as worthwhile investments and charity be damned.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of self-photos filling the airwaves, or cyberspace, if that is the new medium, many of which within a few minutes have equally hundreds of thousands of comments, positive or otherwise.

The average American is supposed to spend 7 hours per 24 watching TV. How many more on the little idiot box searching for the next instant superstar? After time for eating and sleeping there is but chump-change left from the day.

Anonymous said...

I think Mr Williams might survive if he just hangs in there. Americans seem to have the attention span of traffic cones. They are already salivating over the next catastrophe.

Anonymous said...

Eve Adams has " crossed the floor ". Being of liberal tendencies myself [ except for Ontario }, I would not have wanted that to happen.

Anonymous said...

I think you are right - she comes with a lot of baggage and is going to displace someone who has worked hard for the riding. Am not even sure where she is going to run but it is not pretty.

Anonymous said...

Why is someone who says that your blog is making them dizzy ASKING you to take a break? Yikes!!!

Anonymous said...

Brian Williams has been suspended without pay........
Yicks !

Anonymous said...

Wow!..Suspended for lying...Now if we can only get that to happen with politicians.