To my critics: Ok, I get it, some ‘powder puff journalist’ are serious journalist. But why do they all look like ‘hookers’? And what does a lot of make-up have to do with serious journalism?

While watching the local news yesterday it was obvious that the news reader was a ‘powder puff journalist’, however, her hair was not blond enough, the false eyelashes not long enough, lips not greasy enough, so it was impossible to grasp the true meaning of the words she spoke…

Every your hundreds of research and scientific institutions full of investigators go begging for funding to find the panacea for some of the world most horrendous afflictions. Every year thousands of dollars are found and spent toward that end. And yet in that same year millions no make that billions worldwide are appropriated to push a ball across a field. It does not take a rocket scientist to conclude that there is something wrong with that picture, is not even noticed until themselves or close associates in urgent need for the results that only ample amount of funding could have brought about, and yet the crowd cheers on and on without a bit of regret or shame…

In the very beginning all human kind of the earth living on all the land suitable for habitation, segregated themselves into groups, tribes, clans or adopted strangers of like interest, be it religion or merely found themselves haphazardly thrown together because of the weather or the search for food. And it was perfect and natural that they should do so. As some groups became more powerful begin to consolidate and fabricate uncommon unions. To fast forward into colonialism and the dividing of peoples into countries, which do not have a common interest or share a mother tongue, as we look around today does not cement unity. The conception of countries with boundaries, lines of separation, is a rather new modification, a mutation if you will, when placed in a pure historical and primitive environment. To ask or expect a group of people to bear arms as one without the concept of country can only lead to preposterousness… (See Sykes-Picot agreement) much like expecting an Iraqi fighting force who celebrates its achievements in pre-Islamic times to engage in modern Islamic wars…Shiites vs Sunnis…

How many ‘powder puff journalist’ does it take to screw in a light bulb? 500, it’s hard to see though false eyelashes…

Many women after spending years in graduate study, perhaps more as an intern, dream of one day winning the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast and digital journalism. After applying at a television station being accepted as ‘on air talent’ because of the many scholarship achievements only to be required to dye hair blond and appear as a Bobbi Doll type reading the news that someone else wrote. Not depressing enough, wait there’s more.

The next time you enter a grocery or supermarket ask for a brown paper bag to carry your purchase home claiming paper is better for the environment than plastic. Attach the brown paper bag to your television and watch a few news shows as many as you can stand. Note the color tones of the women that appear on the news set, try to find one or two that are darker than the brown paper bag. Conclusion, no one darker than a brown paper bag is able to report or even read the news, or so it would seem…

Few like to look to the past for keys to the future but I have always found it useful. During the late 1940’s, early 1950’s, the world was full of a lot tinhorn dictators, many more then there are today, and the President had no qualms dealing with them to work toward world peace and in American interest. Members of congress and many civilian organizations were critical of such dealings. I think it was Harry Truman that said, I might be wrong, even if I am he seemed to have traveled in the spirit of the statement, ‘I know he’s a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch’, which is a key he used to deal with tyrants which seems like a good idea today instead of toppling every tinhorn dictator that does not operate in a democratic mold…

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