A big molte grazie goes out to the folks at Disinformation. Their media aggregation board is always a real thought provoker. As discussed below, I got a big kick out of their recent repost of a Reuters report about the “job surge.”
The nation owes a big debt of gratitude to wise ass m*f*’s like Jon Stewart who finally shamed the ra-ra, flag wavin’ hypocrites of the Republican party into finally voting to support 911 First Responders. But while we correctly applaud the righteousness of Mr. Stewart and the Daily Show team who made this possible, we should perhaps be mindful of a broader principle: The Truth shall not only set us free, it is also fucking hillarious.
However, we shouldn’t just passively rely on television comedians to do all the heavy lifting for us. Indeed, although many contemporary comedians seem to have a firm grasp on this fact*, others do not. Remember Dennis Miller**? Time for you and me to step up to the plate. Here’s a little training exercise to get you started. And who knows? With a little coordination and work, maybe you and I can engineer a grass-roots heckling movement to save American democracy.
See the table at the left here? Based on yesterday’s Reuter’s write-up on ADP’s trumpeting of the brilliant “economic recovery”, it is also a graphic illustration of just how fucking lame median attempts at deceiving the public are. It is a very start demonstration of the palpable contempt mainstream outlets have for the intelligence of the man and woman on the street.
One need not look very far to see just how big a sham this piece is, so I’ll make it brief and discuss only 3 of its many shortcomings…
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