Thursday, July 07, 2005

And of Course, Now You Have the Spin...

God, if I hear President Bush say the phrase, "evil doers" or "evil in their hearts" again, I think I'm going to run to the nearest costume shop and put on a Green Goblin suit and scream, "Die, Spider-Man, die!!!"

Seriously, everytime one of these horrible events happens, Bush uses the opportunity to draw attention to how "terrorists will be defeated" and tries to connect "terrorists" and the War in Iraq. I grow sick and tired of this damn spin. Our "perseverance" in dropping bombs in Iraq isn't going to magically solve the problem of "terrorism"... Grrr....

Anyways, I turned on the television today after I arrived from class and could only shake my head at the speed in which the American media networks are spinning this entire story. CNN, for example, has this macho, militaristic tune at the beginning of their packages, appropriately titled, "LONDON TERROR!" in bold letters. I felt like I was watching a Jerry Bruckheimer film rather than the news. I half expect CNN to put together a package showing UK troops mobilizing, with the headline, "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!" within the next couple of days. It's freaking ridiculous.

And you know we're going to hear the phrase, "they will not have died in vain." Watch. You'll see it somewhere. It's all a fucking game. As if the lives of the people who died today, God Bless their souls, were sacrificed for a higher cause or something. Yeah, they're being sacrificed, alright. They're being used to spin and justify this God-forsaken war.

So, without the spin, my prayers go to the families of the victims of this attack. I have confidence that the UK will uncover evidence that will lead them to the real organizations, people, and motivations behind this attack.

2 Comments:

Blogger Freebird said...

You're right. It's the same stupid phrases over and over again..

12:55 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

what bothers me the most is now how much spin is being put on this, but how many capitalistic gains are being made off that one bomb. for instance, Brit Hume from Fox News assessed the London bombing for personal gain, mentioning immediatelt that his first instinct was to look at the futures and buy cheap cheap cheap. Nope, no condolences or nothing. Geezus. I'm too done with the big news stations. I just read what I can from the AP (courtesy of Yahoo!), watch the Daily Show every so often, and make my own assessments. Paz.

1:19 PM  

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