This week we have our mainstream media, who came out today and ‘ejaculated’ the most vicious comments against Ted Cruz ever imagined, VS a man who actually DID ejaculate into a co-workers coffee.
Let’s start with the mainstream media on all our cable networks. All Ted Cruz did today, was announce that he was going to run for President. Okay. The nobodies in America said, “Hey! That’s great. Seems like a nice guy…loves America, wants to get rid of that disaster called Obamacare, (check) wants to simplify our outrageous tax code, (check) not afraid to be proud to be a Christian (check) was raised by a father who suffered greatly under Fidel Castro and came to America, and did a hell of a job raising a son who loves this country..(check, check) Has a lovely wife and two daughters. (check)
So what’s the big deal?
OMG. In just a few short hours, everyone who is ANYONE on TV and cable networks came out in furious alarm. I couldn’t believe it. You would have thought he was Stalin reincarnated. Wait. Most liberals love Stalin.
You would have thought he has sex with Bruce Jenner. Wait. That would have been accepted.
You would have thought he endorsed Netanyahu! (help me out here) You would have thought he dismissed climate change! (He did.)
You would have thought that Ted Cruz wanted to fundamentally CHANGE America, and he does! Back to the Constitution and common sense, and back to the people. OMG…no WONDER they are so upset.
Whoa. I can’t put up all the outrageous remarks made by all the people in power, but they must be deathly afraid of this man: Go here to Media Matters to see some of the videos. It was like Obama’s midnight madness bathroom porn: “Busty Pundits screw big Cruz.”
I almost had to close my eyes and ears.
Ted Cruz did not in any way deserve such vicious and ridiculous attacks, and some even from the MOST conservative pundits. The only man that is famous that didn’t attack him was Rush Limbaugh. Greg Gutfull was especially stupid, but being he seems to be Dana Perini’s butt-boy, who is Bush’s butt-girl, that’s no surprise.
The whole lot of them made me sick…to know…that there are so very few honest, and principled men left on any stations..including FOX…shows how easily it is to be depressed about it all.
And so, the only comparison I could think of to go against this vicious ejaculation of hatred. was a man who ejaculated in a woman’s coffee in Minnesota:
A judge found that John Robert Lind’s creepy behavior didn’t qualify as criminal sexual conduct — even though his victim drank the tainted coffee. Minnesota law doesn’t cover indirect bodily fluid contact.
Let’s be clear: Leaving any bodily fluid in your colleagues’ food will get you into trouble in Minnesota, and it’s ill-advised.
But at this point, it is unclear what charge you’d be convicted of.
To that end, a man was just cleared of sex charges after admitting that he ejaculated into his co-worker’s coffee and on her desk at work.
Yes…in America it’s not illegal to attack a man who simply wants to run for President, with such libel and viciousness, you want to shake your head in shame for all the whores throwing out those comments, and it’s not illegal, no, but what? What the hell?
They might as well ejaculated on him. It’s also not illegal to ejaculate in someone’s coffee.
So who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it the long list of GOP and political pundits who ejaculate their propaganda and libelous hatred of America and anyone who dares stand up for his country and loves the flag?
Or is it the man who was obviously so pissed at a co-worker he just ejaculated into her coffee. to which she unknowingly drank.
It might all be legal. But we don’t have to put up with it.
Congratulation U.S. FOX NEWS, CNN, MSNBE, DAVID BROOKS, liberal idiots of the whorehouses of our mainstream media.
And we are taking notes.
By the way all you guys out there….I KNOW how tempting it will be, if any of these Ted Cruz ejaculating pundits that you see on Media Matters or on your TV, just happens to appear anywhere near you in Minnesota, and is drinking coffee….if you happen to be a Ted Cruz fan and are as mad as I am about their obnoxious attacks….find a dark corner…
Wait. I shouldn’t of said that. I take it back.
I ALMOST fell down their rabbit hole.
Yesterday, Obama committed high treason. Okay, so Bill Clinton gave Plutonian to North Korea, but he was smart enough to not flaunt it in our faces. The talk today, EVERYWHERE— was about Obama releasing five of the most dangerous terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, illegally.
And WHAT was the headline on the Huffington Post?
EPA Releases Highly-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions… 30 Percent Cut By 2030… ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Act… The Science Is Clear… The Risks Are Clear’… One Of Strongest Actions Ever Taken By U.S. To Fight Climate Change… Could Be A Defining Moment In President’s Legacy… Agency Projects $90 Billion In Climate, Health Benefits… Future Of New Rules Depends On States… No, Cutting Carbon Emissions Won’t Ruin The Economy…
The fact that Obama is going to rape us all and SAVE the planet.
And I thought the dubiously idiotic Arianna went back to Hungary. (Wait, she isn’t from Hungary? She should be. )
Sharyl Attkisson, was the brave one last week, when she came out reporting how very political and ‘managed’ CBS had become, from pressure from Obama. Her stories were not getting on the air, so she quit.
Here she goes into great detail, and with calm and reasoned intelligence, what she thinks has happened to the media, and how it’s being changed into a state parrot. It’s worth the watch.
So BRAVO Sharyl Attkisson, You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week, for sticking to your outstanding journalistic ethics.
Hopefully, we’ll be seeing you a Fox News channel very soon!
(Thanks to amfortas)
All experience colors any perceptions in most people’s life, so I was surprised as I read the interview that Steven was even MORE of a genius that I had imagined in 1985 when I must have first read this interview. Just the scope of how he thought, and how he looked at his own trade, and the insight he had into his own life and people, were amazing. And then, I read this about his review of the movie Rambo:
“I think Rambo is great. I love Rambo. But I think it is potentially a very dangerous movie, because it’s a this- is-the-way- it- should- have- been motion picture which is very, very frightening. It changes history in a frightening way. But it’s a helluva well made picture. It winds you up inside, and when it let you go, you spin around like a top, and the darn thing is just so much fun to watch. Even bleeding heart liberal walk out trying desperately to deny that they were entertained. I was entertained and angered at the same time. “
Now…isn’t this interesting. He is mad that a movie that was filled with violence made him angry, and yet he was entertained.
I had that same feeling for YEARS after I saw Jaws. ANGER. Jaws ruined my love of the water. I grew up swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, an ocean filled with all kinds of sharks, and yet, I was never scared. After that movie you couldn’t get me near an ocean without those images in my mind.
Thanks a lot Steve.
After I saw that movie I had nightmares. Millions of sharks were killed out of sheer fear all over the world. Spielberg put a deep fear of sharks into the general population, the world has never gotten over it. While sharks are dangerous, more people are killed by lighting every year. I’m sure it spoiled many a vacation.
And yet…Steven obviously simply has rationalized his own movie as…sheer entertainment, which put him on the map. So see, it really is about the money. He is no different from Stallone.
Although, having said that, comparing Spielberg to Stallone, is like comparing Beethoven to the Troggs.
Nobody Wonders at the human capability of ignoring one’s own hypocrisy. We are incredibly good at it, especially if we can make ourselves more money.
Most everyone who saw Rambo knew it was simply a fantasy action film. But JAWS…that was so real, it became our reality.
If asked today, would Steven have any guilt about it at all? Or, does he think he did us all a favor?
Being a conservative, every time I turn on CNN or MSNBC, I don’t stay there long. When Bill Clinton was President, I often thought CNN was just an extension of the White House. And we all know that Time Magazine is the protectorate of Hillary Clinton, and all things liberal.
Having said that…it might be because they are all sort of…one big family.
Trust me I’m Lying, Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday confesses, how he was hired to ‘promote’ stories on the internet, and control pretty much whatever topic he wants to get into the news. In other words…he lies. He describes how he got one of his “clients” in the news in order to promote a movie that was about to be released. And he starts out with something…offending:
Offending always gets the attention AND money:
“I designed the advertisements which I bought and placed around the country, and then promptly called and left anonymous complaints about them, (and leaked copies of my complaints to blogs’ for support.) I alerted college LGBT and women’s rights groups to screenings in their area and baited them to protest our offensive movie at the theater, knowing that the nightly news would cover it. I started a boycott group on Facebook. I orchestrated fake tweets and posted fake comments to articles online. I even won a contest for being the first one to send in a picture of a defaced ad in Chicago (thanks for the free T shirt, Chicago Redeye. Oh. also that photo was from New York ) I manufactured preposterous stories about Tucker’s (FAKE NAME) behavior on and off the move set and purported them to gossip websites which gleefully repeated them. I paid for anti-woman ads on feminist websites and anti-religion ads on Christian websites, knowing each would write about it. Sometimes I just Photo shopped ads onto screenshots of websites and got coverage for controversial ads that never actually ran.
The key word here is “manufactured.” Ryan tells how very easy it is to put out a fake story In fact, he gets paid to do this for a living.
” I can turn nothing into something by placing a story with a small blog that has very low standards, which then becomes the source for a story by a larger blog, and that, in turn, for a story by larger media outlets. I create, to use the words of one media scholar, a “self reinforcing news wave.” People like me do this every day. “
This confession by the professional who works in the business, has to interest us all, because what we see every single day is people just repeating some story they got from somewhere.
Obama doesn’t have to attack his enemies constantly: He has PAID media manipulators to do it for him. The conservatives do the very same thing with the tea party. Karl Rove destroyed just about every one of them he could in the last election, helping to place a democratic majority in the Senate. The way they took down Sarah Palin, and all the tea party candidates is right out of Ryan’s book.
Scandals sell. Scandals are big money. They make them up. What he is saying is that most of our whole media system is based on profits: not truth.
“However the play starts, the end is the same: The economics of the Internet are exploited to change public perception and sell product. But I got sucked into the media underworld, getting hit after publicity hit for my clients and propagating more and more lies to do so. I created false perceptions through blogs, which led to bad conclusions and wrong decisions real decisions in the real world that had consequences for real people. Gradually I began to notice work just like mine appearing everywhere and no one catching onto it or repairing the damage. Stocks took major hits to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, on news from the same unreliable sources I’d often trick with fake stories. I was lost in the same unreality I’d force on other people. I found that not only did I not know what was real anymore, but that I no longer cared.”
This is just a tip of the interesting confessions you will get from Ryan.
In this world where everyone tells you to check Snoopes, or Wikipidia, or some other place, you must always consider the source. Snoopes is owned by Soros. Do we believe what is said there?
So…as we hear the same stories being rehashed by bloggers, Newspapers, and National Pundits, how can you tell if that story isn’t just a lie?
Whatever you are seeing, or hearing, or whatever poll you are listening to…Always consider the source. That is, if you can even find out who the source was.
In the end, Ryan says we’re cheering on our own deception. It’s very interesting when somebody who makes a living at lying, decides to confess. And now, he is writing books. It’s all…good to know, because so very few of us did. Thanks to Ryan’s confession, we now do.
By now, everybody knows that the hot-tempered Alex Baldwin’s show got suspended from MSNBC because he allegedly called someone a fag. To be more precise a “c-…f….u..king fag.”
And last week, Alex stood up for himself by wondering why Martin Bashir did not get fired for saying Sarah Palin should have a mouth full of excrement’s. That’s just not fair.
Alex said this:
“Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air! I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘c*****cking maggot’ or a ‘c*****cking motherf***er’… ‘f***ot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth,” Baldwin said. “That I know.”
So, Nobody Wonders why Bashir was not fired?
How about a few speculations?
- Martin Bashir was born in London, and had a Pakistanni Father. He LOOKS Muslim. It’s very important for the liberal left to keep Muslim-looking people on the air. Even the local networks are trying very hard to fill that ‘diversity’ spot. Everyone already has enough blacks reporting the news, now they need Muslims. Sorry Alex, you’re a white guy.
MSNBC secretly LOVED what Martin Bashir did. The top network liberals hate Sarah Palin.
3. The liberals really could care less about women’s rights, but GAY rights…that’s a whole other ball game. Which makes you wonder how many rich people running our world are really …gay?
4. In 2008, Bashir was discovered to have a small growth in his pituitary gland. He still has it, though it appears to be under control. “I have a brain tumor,” Bashir told Fishbowl DC when asked why he was missing from his MSNBC show on Friday. “It’s fine but it causes a problem from time to time.”
Did you know that? I didn’t. But I do know that when there is brain damage from a brain tumor, people’s personalities change. Sometimes they become very ‘aggressively’ mean and thoughtless, not meaning to. I know. I’ve seen this happen. My father had two brain tumors, and so did my best friend from high school. It could very well be that Mr. Bashir cannot help his mental degenerative state of mind.
Having said that, it does make you wonder if Alex Baldwin might have a brain tumor also.
If I were him, I’d check it out. It would mean that he is being decriminated against because he, like Martin, has a brain tumor. After all—-It’s only FAIR.
First, we see this apology from last week, made by the very entertaining Mayor of Toronto, Bob Ford. Before this very typical politician apology–you know, where they say “we need to move forward, for the good of the taxpayers” when caught being scumbags, the Mayor had been caught smoking crack, when drunk, and ranting madly in a video talking about killing somebody. But HEY! He does this on his own time, he says, therefore, he’s not really guilty!
So, the city council voted to strip him of his powers (after finding out more stuff…like talking nasty, hanging out with prostitutes and pushing down old ladies…etc…) NOW…he’s mad, so he is getting his own reality TV show, called….Welcome to New Jersey! No…sorry…that’s not the name of it. I get him mixed up with another fat loudmouth politician. It happens.
Second: We have the “Sarah Palin should just be forced to eat shit, like the old slaves were made to do.” man of the primetime MSNBC news hour: Martin Bashir. His apology seems so much more sincere, which makes you wonder if he even wrote it.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
The man who got on SNL, of course.
This week we have two people who were just not perfect enough to foresee their future: Yi Lin Zhuo VS a Man with a Fish.
Both these men did not see the jealousy they were arousing on those around them, and therefore, they suffered.
Let’s take Yi Lin Zhuo first:
Yi Lim Zhuo’s crime was being too rich. Yes, it seems he let a illegal Chinese cousin come over from China, and stay with him and his family. Not too smart. The young and lazy (according to all who knew him) Mingdong Chen, (see picture here) was so jealous of Yi Lim’s Zhuo life, that one day, while Yi Lim was at work, he butchered Yi Lim’s wife and four children. because it just wasn’t fair….
Mingdong Chen, 25, showed no remorse when he confessed to slaughtering the family that allowed him to live in their Brooklyn apartment and admitted that he committed the atrocity because he envied their way of life, a police source told The Post. .NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III said Chen had cited his inability to make it in America as his motive for the slayings..
“Everyone here is doing better than me,” Banks quoted the suspect as saying during a confession in Mandarin Chinese, the only language Chen speaks. Two of the kids, including the baby, had been decapitated, and there was a trail of blood throughout the house, sources said.
And then there’s this fellow:
Fisherman Bob. (He looks like a Bob.) Not realizing that he has no right to catch fish without sharing his fair share with the seals, Pancho the seal just took it, right out of his hands. Yes, Pancho was jealous.
Poor fisherman Bob—outsmarted by a seal. Nobody’s Perfect.
So who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
Not only did they not report that Mingdong Chen should not have even been in this country, they seemed sympathetic to the fact that he just couldn’t seem to get it through his head that maybe his cousin had worked long and hard for his riches. After all, it’s not Obama’s fault that the economy is so bad and amnesty hasn’t been passed, and he didn’t get his free welfare check. Obviously, Zhuro was in that secret terrorist society called……conservatives.
And instead of doing their job and going after the lying President for always claiming to know absolutely positively nothing about any scandal that occurs on his watch— (IRS, Fast and Furious, FBI prostitutions, millions losing their insurance, NSA spying, Michelle’s midnight McDonalds’ runs…) , they are posting video’s of people losing their fish. ( I got this video from The Huffington Post. )
So, congratulations liberal and clueless reporters…you win the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week. Nobody reports the “rich Vs the poor’ communist manifesto revolution garbage in order to promote class warfare, more than YOU!
When you finally print those pictures of Obama in the bathhouses of Chicago, that you’ve been hiding, maybe we’ll all start trusting you again.
Media bias. According to this video, the reason the conservatives are losing the battle is due to the fact that there are more democrats reporting the news than conservatives. If the conservatives could get more of their message across, there would be a shift.
The liberal media is good at one thing that the conservatives are not: They know how to use the internet to create a fake firestorm
From the book by Ryan Holiday: Trust Me, I’m Lying. He explains how it’s done…
“I designed the advertisements, which I bought and placed around the country, (on billboards) and then promptly called and left anonymous complaints about them (and leaked copies of my complaints to blogs for support.) I alerted college LGBT and women’s rights groups to screenings in their area and baited them to protest our offensive movie at the theater., knowing that the nightly news would cover it. I started a boycott group on FACEbook. I orchestrated fake tweets and posted fake comments to articles online. I even won a contest for being the first one to send in a picture of a defaced ad in Chicago. (thanks for the free T-shirt, Chicago Redeye. Oh, also, that photo was from New York.) I manufactured preposterous stories about Tuckers’ (fake name) behavior on and off the movie set and reported them to gossip websites, which gleefully repeated them. I paid for anti-woman ads on feminist websites and anti-religion ads on Christian websites, knowing each would write about it. Sometimes I just Photoshopped ads onto screenshots of websites and got coverage for controversial ads that never actually ran. The loop became final when, for the first time in history, I put out a press released to answer my own manufactured criticism: TUCKER MAX RESPONDS TO CTA DECISION:” BLOW ME.” the headline read.
I pulled this off with no connections, no money, and no footsteps to follow. But because of the way that blogging is structured—from the way bloggers are paid by the page view to the way blog posts must be written to catch eh readers’ attention—this was all very easy to do. So as the manufactured storm I created played itself out in the press, real people started believing it, and it became true.
However the play starts, the end is the same: The economics of the Internet are exploited to change public perception, and sell product. “
So…how much of the news that bloggers are repeating actually fake stories? It’s pretty easy to plant the story and watch it go up the latter…from the bloggers, to the radio hosts, to the magazines, then to the national news.
I talked to my brother today, and he said, “They just ought to let Obamacare fail.” And right after he said it, I thought to myself, “He is just repeating the very same thing the Rino’s are saying. He must have heard it on TV.” And because everyone’s life is so busy, we have all trusted what we heard in the past.
Those days…..are gone.
We all know that Obama has thousands of fake followers on his tweets. Who knows how many people they have on staff to manipulate the news? According to Ryan, they know exactly how to manipulate the media, and they pay people big money to do it.
Nobody Wins when the media will plant staged events to get power, but at least some people are starting to know, like Ryan Holiday, that as clever as he was in doing this stuff, he is destroying lives.
And now, for more of a good laugh, see how many times Obama used this staged fainting stunt, and WHO he learned it from. Don’t miss the end, Hillary is pretty funny. Talk about “fake.” I’m starting to think we should rename Washington, “Silicone Valley.”
It’s been a common decision in our house: If you are a movie star, and you decide to put down the common folks who spend the big money to go see your movies, then we don’t have to give you our money.
Stallone, has been getting on my nerves lately. Yo Rocky…What happened to you? Too many punches in the head?
Stallone has made most of his money simply because he has appealed to the conservative Americans. Rocky was all about individual hard work and the theme that, in America, you CAN be the champ if you work hard enough. And he went on to milk the American’s are really good guys themes…in fact he has always had those themes running throughout his movies. It’s the REASON they were successful.
And yet, when he talks on his own time, he sounds like a wimpy liberal kiss-ass Obama puppet. During the Trayvon Martin trail, he said no Americans needed to own a gun.
Gee..can the word hypocrisy get any bigger?
Stallone gleefully announced yesterday that Willis had been booted from “The Expendables” summer franchise, calling him a greedy, lazy jerk. The “Rocky” actor tweeted: “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!” Not satisfied with simply showing Willis the door, Stallone added this parting Twitter shot: “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.”
Are these guys that stupid? Does Stallone think that the people who go to see his movies, are going to want to fork out money to see the liberal lover Harrison Ford?
Sly might be in for a surprise. In fact, the whole movie industry is in shock..NOBODY IS GOING TO THE Movies! Spielberg has even predicted the industry won’t be able to survive.
And it’s has much more to do with rebellion than content. It’s not just the movies that are suffering…the cities newspapers are falling like dead flies off an electrical grid. The Boston Globe and the Washington Post were recently sold at a loss, and I’m waiting for the Post Dispatch to go, because they almost have to give it away here in St. Louis.
So, what’s up?
Rush Limbaugh had it right today….the real reason the newspapers (and the movies) are going out of business is because people, like me, were sick of opening up their morning paper and seeing whole pages devoted to some poor African village starving, and how horrible America was in not sending the world all its money.
The leftist Marxist took over all the newspapers in America, the people stopped buying them, and they wonder why.
It’s the same reason the movies are bombing…
Hey, I’ll stay home and watch reruns of Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, who I know is a patriot, rather than spend money on Sylvester Stallone blowing up another village in some third world country, all the while saying in real life, he doesn’t believe in that sort of thing.
I thought the first Expendables was great—But I will never pay to see another movie of Sly Stone’s no matter how much I want to.
The man, is a coward, a fraud, and an American sellout. Let him move to China.
Nobody Wins when Hollywood is just another mouthpiece for government propaganda. Sorry Sly—I doubt that Bruce Willis’s career will suffer.
The Democrats are going nuts over the verdict of the Zimmerman trial. They haven’t been this shocked and upset since Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves! They are in shock— shock, that for once, somebody fought BACK when hit. After all those video’s Napolitano made about how to defend yourself with scissors—you’d think the population would get it. The airways have been filled with one idiotic rant after another.
This week, Nobody Presents (due to visiting Twitchy because it’s so much fun) proof that the press has gone beyond the usual race-baiting, to full-fledged infinity and BEYOND! Some of the liberal commentators just got kind of wacko. I’ve picked out two to compare:
First, Michael Eric Dyson (see video above) thinks we’d all get together if white people would get killed more. To put this in perspective, consider: Since the day that Zimmerman was arrested for the death of Trayvon Martin, over 11,000 blacks were murdered in this county….and they were killed by OTHER blacks.
So, if white people killed 11,000 whites, do you think that would make the blacks feel more comfortable? More whites are killed by blacks than blacks by whites, so I’m not sure what point this guy is making, and neither does he, but he is trying to sound like he’s got an education.
And then there’s the lovable Nancy Grace. Before the trial, she thought George Zimmerman said “Coon” when he actually said, “Cold.” while talking on the phone. It was all just too exciting for her “cracker’ self.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
The whole Democratic Party. They are just besides themselves with a mission to get black voters BACK on the democratic ticket.
In the meantime, Obama was acting all cozy with George H.W. Bush in the White House, planning to give the United States to Mexico, while we all argue.
Can we all get out of dodge now?
Last Friday night, I was cooking dinner and watching Sheppard Smith on FOX NEWS talking to a storm chaser in Oklahoma. The TV screen looked…green. The whole Oklahoma skyline looked… green. I was wondering if some technician somewhere added some “green” just to make it look even scarier.
I would have added the wicked Witch of the West zooming through the clouds on her broom for the kids, but that’s why I don’t work for a TV station.
No detail is too small when it comes to the entertainment of the masses. And THIS tornado had become the most exciting thing that had happened since the LAST tornado that ‘President’ Obama has already forgot. He no doubt thought this happened in Madison.
They had great camera shots of it. This was Hollywood stuff. This was Oscar worthy. This was news titillation in its finest hour.
The storm chaser talking to Sheppard Smith was screaming and talking so fast, Sheppard had to tell him to slow down…
“A FARM just went over my head!” the storm chaser yelled.
“What…are you okay..did you say you see some farm equipment?”
Money. What some people will do for it.
I was flipping over the bacon, when I turned on the local news: St. Louis was also on a tornado watch.
“Great” I thought. “not again.”
Sure enough…my husband and I went downstairs as the tornado sirens were going off and then the lights went out, almost at exactly the same time that the tornado that hit my street on April 10 this year had: 8.30pm.
Cell phones weren’t working, so I was stuck with my old trusted radio, and very anxious to hear where the tornados touched down. Were they near us? Were they coming this way?
Do I have time to flip the bacon?
Oklahoma is used to tornadoes, but here in St. Louis people were calling up to the radio station, asking about damages, etc…..and the reporters would always say, “We’ll see what happened tomorrow.” As I laid in the dark and listened to the frightened voices on my radio, I thought the commentator was purposely being very nebulous and leaving everyone literally…in the dark. He knew what happened. He was just not going to say. His reputation was on the line.
In the meantime, people were calling up saying they had been in a Casino where the roof was ripped off, tractor trailers flipped, there were houses hit, schools torn apart, etc, and the radio host acted as if it was just a little storm.
First report came in: (You KNOW how I am about first reports.) Many casualties when a hotel was hit. Drivers reported 20 ambulances arriving at the scene, but the cops said, nobody was hurt.
It’s okay folks, only 100 houses have been flattened and over 200 damaged but that’s really nothing.
The next day, I was stuck without a car, and so I had the Cardinal baseball game on. They were playing the Giants. KMOX is our main radio station here. It’s the only one that reports the news. Around 10 a.m. The man in charge of our local electric company came on to say that the whole city had wires down everywhere, they had 800 men out, 300 men coming in from other states, and it was reported that about 100,000 people were without electric. The numbers went all over the map in every different report.
The electric man said that Governor Nixon had declared a disaster, and he would tell everyone at 2.30 pm that day, what was going on. He had to take the whole day reviewing everything.
So…he SAID he’d be back at 2.30 pm, and tell us what he found out.
I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.
Nobody knew just how long their electric would be out, so I’m sure I wasn’t the only fool who listened to the radio for hours in anticipation. I decided. I would listen to the game.
They had to cancel the game the night before due to weather, so they held a double- header downtown. They even added fireworks. No doubt, they were hoping all the people without electric would drive downtown for the game. What an opportunity! Get out of your miserable house and come on down!
Yes, whole neighborhoods left in the dark…good idea.
Not once, throughout that whole game was there any mention of what had happened in St. Louis. Jack Buck (RIP) would have said something. I would have devoted a whole ten minutes of gratitude to Tom Edison, and how really $%& up the world would be if he had not been born, but that’s why I’m not a sports broadcaster.
Sure, the 200,000 people who had electric saw the news on TV. but the other 100,000 were left out in the cold, and clueless.
At 2.30. nobody came on to tell the good people anything.
I HATE when that happens. I felt like I had been stood up. If you say you are going to do something, well then DO IT.
The game was a shutout: 8-0. Cardinals won with some rookie pitcher. I could have cared less. Couldn’t they have at least had a small news break about the electric situation…like around the seventh inning?
Sure they could have…I wondered: I know life goes on, but after all…come on.
It’s a little bit after 10pm on a Sunday night as I am writing this, and it’s being reported that three Storm Chasers lost their lives, killed by the tornado’s in Oklahoma trying to get a good shot for the big News channels.
How stupid is that? Are they that hard up for ratings? What do they tell these guys?
“If you can get IN the tornado and get a good shot, it’s an extra bonus for ya!”
And what about this business that they don’t really want to admit to a tornado until they have ‘professional’ come out and declare it such. Is that for insurance purposes?
Insurance agent: Uh…I know you lost the whole roof to your house sir, and your car is over two blocks in a tree, but nobody has really confirmed that there even WAS a tornado and so, I will have to list this as wind damage, and of course, we can’t be liable for any water damage caused by the storm, or your fence that is blown down. That’s was added to your policy last year.
I’m not sure what I got out of this: But it seems to me that there’s a real disconnect in the media, not only about the seriousness of our politician’s crimes, but the worsening natural disasters that are hitting the United States. Fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes…are good for business. Cars are destroyed, houses have to be rebuilt, food gets spoiled, this is all good for the bottom line.
In the meantime, we don’t have to be attacked by any country…the weather is doing a good job of destroying us.
And in two days…it happens all over again.
You know where I’ll be. I’m flipping my bacon at 5.