Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Media: Covering What They Want, When They Want

In looking at the news, we have found that the media has latched onto the Vice President and his accidental shooting of a friend while on a hunting trip in Texas. Yesterday, Vice President Cheney admitted the shooting was his fault, but that his not talking about it for a day was alright. The media on the other hand feels it has the need to be disclosed to every little detail of a public official’s life. Need I remind you of the time where President Bush choked on a pretzel? The media latched on to it and everyone was saying the President couldn’t eat a pretzel. Well, here is a news flash for the media.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! STUDENT GAGS ON CHEETO! Now doesn’t that sound ridiculous? Of course it does. Now, hunting accidents occur more frequently than most people would like to admit. However, there are more important things going on in the world than what Dick Cheney is doing.

For instance, earlier this week, Al Gore gave a speech in Saudi Arabia where he discussed how Americans rounded up Arabs after 9/11 for the “minor charge of overstaying their visa or not having their green cards in proper order.” It would seem Mr. Gore has forgotten that the terrorists who flew the planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon where two things. First, they were ARABS! Second, the men who did these horrible attacks were here on EXPIRED VISAS! So if the authorities were cracking down on these people after the attacks and detaining them, it isn’t for a minor charge, but rather for national security and the fact that these people shouldn’t be here anymore.

Something that liberals need to remember is that when it comes to our country, if an immigrant comes over for educational purposes, then decides to berate the country that is giving them this education, perhaps they should not be here to begin with. There is a certain point of honor where if a person decides to move from one country to another, they should show some respect for their new home. It is not fair to take all of the resources this country gives them, only to turn around and insult all of its customs, beliefs, and history.

So what should we do about Al Gore and his misconceptions as to what makes a minor and major crime? Well, I might as well get in on the jokes of Dick Cheney like everyone else. Maybe Cheney should invite Gore to a nice little hunting trip.

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