Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Here comes one now!

Just when you thought ... well, of course, as a Fox reader, you never really think it's safe to go back in the water, but just when you thought ACORN and socialism and the death panels were all under control, here comes a reminder that you're also being fleeced to keep world leaders, "including the tyrannical despots," safe as the UN convenes to steal more of your freedoms and SUVs:

The cost of keeping the dictators safe? At least $20 million.

That's how much New York City forked out during the first two weeks of last year's General Assembly, according to a city official who spoke to FOX News on condition of anonymity.

It'd spoil the fun to ask whether there was a separate budget for keeping the non-dictators safe, or how much you're forking over to keep the friendlier dictators safe when they relax in their own little dens of dictatorship behind an American shield,* or stuff like that. Suffice it to say that when John Bolton is the voice of reason in your article, something is dangerously out of balance.

To help put things in perspective, here's James Carey, from tonight's** readings:

A ritual view of communication will ... view reading a newspaper less as sending or gaining information and more as attending a mass, a situation in which nothing new is learned but in which a particular view of the world is portrayed and confirmed. ... What is arrayed before the reader is not pure information but a portrayal of the contending forces in the world.

We also have Liebling's tasty "Rubber-Type Army" pieces, to remind us of how often the very survival of the Republic has been at stake in the pages of the press, but there's work to do.

* Or how, after a summer of reminding the pliant liberal media that the real power in Iran is with an unelected clerical apparat, Fox managed to promote Ahmadinejad back to "tyrannical dictator" status.
** All full for this semester, tnx, but vote early and often if you'd like to see it on future schedules.


Anonymous Andy Bechtel said...

I've added "tyrannical dictators" to my list of redundant terms.

11:46 AM, September 23, 2009  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Yes, because we should let somebody blow the UN up and THEN spend our tax dollars to clean up...

Oh, wait. WHAT am I thinking?

We should kick the UN out of New York altogether!

12:11 PM, September 23, 2009  

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