Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Speak Up

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Wow, wouldn't I like to be the next recipient of the Governor’s Award from the New England chapter of the EMMY.
Such a honor to be in the company of such journalist like Mike Wallace and Bill O'Reilly.
Yep you read that right.
A prestigious award for journalism was awarded to Bill O' May 10th.
I'd say the award is no longer that prestigious if a loud mouth bully like Bill O'Reilly can win it.

Want to know the best part?
A journalist named Barry Nolan, who worked for the Comcast Network, was fired for having the balls to point out that O'Reilly was neither a journalist nor a gentleman and a bit of a sexual stalker.

Why are there not more folks like Barry out there?
What kind of pussies does he work for?
(you are right I called them pussies, what of it?)

Why do I care, besides the fact that I think Bill is an assmonkey who has been given a pass spew his filth long enough in this country? Here's why:

In your work life, they can fire you, as I found out, for quietly saying something that is widely known to be true. Put a lid on it.

And in our role as citizens, we have been told by O’Reilly to shut up, or Fox Security may pay you a visit. We are called traitors if we simply speak the truth about the absence of WMD’s – the way the war is going – the disgraces of Abu Ghraib, of Gitmo, of waterboarding. Shut up.

So, when exactly do they think we have the right to speak up? To speak the quiet simple truth, to people who have more power than us?

Well, I think now would be a good time. The fog of fear is lifting. The balance of power is shifting. People are beginning to talk to each other again instead of shouting. I think it’s time to reclaim the right to free speech – even if it comes at a price.

So speak up folks! Don't let FOX or this Administration or your loud mouth uncle keep you from pointing out when the emperor has no clothes. I know the Founding Fathers would be embarrassed with the way things are in this country and the shit we allow those in power to do without taking them out and tar and feathering the powerful.

Via Deus Ex Malcontent and Think Progress.

And here is another little story that shows how well the our military men and women in this country are treated.

1 comment:

tangobaby said...

I haven't visited in a few days and this post just gave me a crushing headache. Wow. This is really too much.

I just rewatched Stephen Colbert's speech at the Washington Press Club a few years ago, and it's like he could have given that same speech the day before yesterday.

So sad. It makes me wonder if the press ever did anything for us at all.