Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dirtyhanded Paperboy

Though my paperboy is grubby, it doesn't stop me reading the newspaper.

The postlady may fart & smell bad, but I still open my mail.

Julian Assange of Wikileaks may be dirty (and he may be clean) but the important story is not his personal life, but rather the Wikileaks documents themselves.

The documents highlight scheming warmaking, dodgy financial acts, assassination, and underhanded diplomacy; these are the real issues. The Assange debacle continues to deflect attention from a wide assortment of bad behavior, high crimes and midemeanors orchestrated by others, well-documented by Wikileaks.

Julian's story is a sideshow, designed to distract attention from truly huge criminal activities waged by those more powerful. The failure of most big media organizations to highlight this fact clearly indicates corporate media comfortably treats us as dumb idiots to be hoodwinked.