Been immobile now for 3 months with my right leg in the air. Not much you can do in this situation; maybe read about what you could be making in the shop, reliving all Law and Order and Star Trek episodes, and if I want something beamed from a different planet, then there are so many alien media channels that can enhance nausier to an unpresidented level with the geatest offering of misinformation and brainwashing since the Third Reich.
One thing is certain, the media does not report the news as it really is, but instead makes up fantasies, provokes, demonizes and invents scenarios to sway opinions, make policies and generally assure constant conflict to make their “story” into a series of invented strife.
Free Speach is a right we are lucky have, but Free Lies, free insinuations, Free Mass Opinions are how the media translates this Freedom mean. Free Speech I believe is an entilement for a citizen to express, his or her’s opinion freely without prejudice but does this freedom extend to a news reader? Is he or she expressing their own opinion, someones elses or a statement from a “Media think tank for inventing or embellishing the bland truth” into something more marketable and ultimately, money making.
Current case in point:
We have an oil dissaster in the Gulf and the media has really jumped on the bandwagon stirring up “public” oppinion, blames and solutions which are obviously bent on continuing conflict.
Yes, the oil leakage is real and there has to be a rational reason for the accident – or would you think anyone would do it on pupose? Just read the facts:
Does BP own the Well? No the rig is leased, BP only owns the oil produced by the rig.
Has BP taken the responsibilty for the oil spill? Yes from day 1
Did BP’s equipment cause the problem? No, it was leased rig and Equipment.
Why did the auto shutoff safety not work? Ask Halliburton, they made it.
Has BP been dragging it’s feet? NO, looks like they pulled out all the possible stops (impossible not counted) The Admiral on site with USCG states they are doing everything possible.
Government issue immediate order to change dispersents? To one that does not have enough supply to do the job and is less affective – really smart move by Gov!
Who esle can help?Does it not surprise you that no other oil comapny has come forward to assist? Why not?
Why is this dissaster a political nightmare? Just another added feature for loss/gain
.Who wants the Feds to push BP aside and take over BP? All those who vote communist I guess.
Gov adds NASA scientist to overseeing group? Wow, do they think this spill will reach Space?
What vital equipment does BP need? A Magic Wand??
One thing is certain. This is a dissaster caused by an accident or safeguard failure. People where landfall of the oil are concerned, and rightly so. Every effort should be made to stop or reduce the impact and BP should pay the bill for it, but whining about what is fact and what is “what if” and doing nothing does not help. Stop the grandstanding and do something practical.
I’m as anxious as anyone to see this dissaster over and I think it could be handled better if the media was more responsible in their newscasts.
I don’t buy BP gas, don’t own any shares in BP, never worked for them but I think crucifiction is not needed.
The above example just demonstrates how the media translates a high profile disaster into a soap opera. That is unless you really think that this disaster was an act of terrorism, and that BP, the Government and Gulf Coast residents are not doing all they can to get this resolved as soon as possible? If it were my money at stake for financial responsibility, I would certainly be in haste.
This post only talks about the current oil spill, but the real gist of this post is to expose
“Terrorism by Media” or should our declaration be changed to “We the Media”…….
No political views or intentions in this post.
Can’t wait to get back into the shop and make sawdust to put on the oil spill !!
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.