Sunday, 12 September 2010

Attack dogs. Their owner's name is Rupert.


There have been a number of interesting stories in the media of late.

1. The mad pastor in the US and his Koran burning nonsense. How does a small town pastor from Florida, with only 30 people in his congregation, get to be known to a food chemist in Melbourne, Australia? And why?

2. The imminent stoning death of an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Moral outrage is high but we hear little about the people due to be put to death in America. Read more. Is state sponsored murder sweeter and more angelic in the home of the free?

3. The Australian Newspaper came out last week and said, in their Editorial, that "Greens leader Bob Brown has accused The Australian of trying to wreck the alliance between the Greens and Labor. We wear Senator Brown's criticism with pride." They no longer deserve the designation of newspaper and now can be seen for what they are, a lobby group who prints propaganda.

Remember folks:

Whenever you read or see something in the media,
you are only getting what someone else
has decided that they want you to see.

And, yes, that goes for this blog too.

1 comment:

  1. it's between the 7th and the 12th of September. Rupert's dog...
    I was on my way to see if you posted St. Stephan's Cathedral pictures, because I saw it in a wikipedia and recognized the BIG blue windows, and wanted to see another perspective.
    And then I found this post.
    Yes...because of an out of control media that feeds on fear and hatred, you know about the mad preacher.
    However, I had to stop to
    Not everyone over here is for capital punishment.
    In fact, a few of us call it for what it is, and that's state blessed murder.
    Not just because of the wrong people getting murdered, either.

    But me personally, because killing a murderer lets him off the hook much too easily.
    My idea might be considered cruel and unusual punishment, but, then, I would rather they live long enough to regret what they did...and the longer they live, the more they think about it.

    That's the cruel side of me.

    A side rarely shown.

    But I thought (since there weren't any comments here) you needed to be apprised of the fact that a LOT of us are tired of state blessed murder.


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