If the Devil Existed, he Would be a Lot Like Bill O'Reilly
Yesterday evening I went to the video store and found a new section that I hadn't known even existed (no, not the porno section...get your mind out of the gutter!). It was the "special interest" section. Time for documentaries and foreign films. There's hope for Roanoke movie-renters yet!
So I rented out basically the whole section, including a documenary called "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism". Maybe it has something to do with the fact I watched it alone at midnight, mid-summer or maybe I'm just pissed off easily, but before I knew it I was on a crusade to get everyone I know to stop watching the Fox news network or having anything to do with anything remotely related to Murdoch's news media empire. If I walk upstairs and the T.V is on a fox news shows, my family has quickly learned that there's hell to pay.
I mean, don't get me wrong - I've always known that Fox projects conservative points of view; but this took it to a whole new level - to the point where I'd almost consider suing them for calling themselves a "fair and balanced news" show. Between the inappropriate use of the journalistic technique "some people say" and the verbal attack of Jeremy Glick, I wonder how some force of the universe doesn't stop these people, somehow. Even if you don't agree (as many people don't) with Jeremy's ideas about politics, he didn't deserve to be yelled at and told to "shut up"; and "some people say" should never be used to hide behind majority political thinking.
So I'm taking this to the one place I know how to be most influential - the internet. I'm posting myspace bulletins, I'm sending e-mails, mostly in vain.
You know, at the same time I wonder why I care so much about something that affects me so little in the long run. I'm smart enough to know not to listen to them, so why do I care if they lie to other people?
One could almost argue that if they can't figure it out on their own, they deserve to be lied to.
I guess I'm just what my mother would call a "hippie liberal activist". Ah, well. We'll all get over it.
My high school newspaper has more journalistic integrity than Fox News. You can take that to the bank, too. I can't make anyone fight it, but I sure as hell know that everyone I know is going to at least hear about it.
Watch the movie trailer on YouTube.
Watch Jeremy Glick's interview on The O'Reilly Factor.