Time Will Say Nothing But I Told You So
"Time only knows the price you have to pay."
Time Magazine's current cover, showing a gigantic Trump looming over a weeping Honduran girl, is supposed to depict the agony of illegal immigrant children separated from their illegal immigrant parents. The Getty photograph has been published in many places including the Washington Post. Unfortunately, as the Trump administration has been vociferously explaining, the child was not actually separated from her mother.
In the self-justifying tone we have come to expect from Big Media, Time responded:
The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she (was) taken from the scene. The girl was not carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together.
Did anyone expect an actual apology? As I used to sputter out in all too many speeches, the Regime's media outlets have a motto: Never apologize, never explain. They lie about everything under the sun. A few decades ago, it was conventional to say you shouldn't believe anything in the newspapers except the sports and weather. Those were the good old days. Now, the sports pages are filled with fulminations against the lack of black quarterbacks and woman NFL coaches, and the weather--if you believe in Global Warming, you must also believe that President Obama is smarter than Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels really cares about those poor children detained at the border.
I only have one question to put to conservatives who are waxing wroth about the media coverage of the Trump Administration: Why are you reading Time and the New York Times? Why are you watching ABC, CNN, and FOX?
The Big Media have been lying to you all your life. One of the biggest lies is the conservatives' lie that they used to be better. No, they were not. Compared with normal people, Big Media reporters and columnists have always displayed a casual disregard for facts on as grand a scale as their ignorance of everything worth knowing. Big Media is a corporate world in which the late Charles Krauthammer was treated as a serious intellectual, much as the Big Mac is treated as food.
I have no particular animus against American multi-national corporations, apart from their hostility toward the country that has protected them and made them rich. Some of them do useful things, but many have gained wealth and power by enslaving Americans to their basest appetites. ABC news programs have been particularly biased against Trump, but who owns ABC? Disney--for decades the promoter of every kind of depravity. People who watch ABC News and let their children go to Disney movies, have no grounds for complaint.
Disney-ABC is only one of many examples. Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central are owned by Viacom, which also owns BET. Viacom used to own CBS, and plans are afoot for what they are calling a "re-merger." NBC is owned by COMCAST, which also owns Universal Pictures and Dream Works, and almost owned Time Warner. And on and on.
I am not advising any rich young men to sell what they have and follow Jesus into the desert. I am not even asking them to cut the cable. But I wonder why so many otherwise decent sensible people read the Daily Mail or watch Fox News. Isn't there a beer somewhere in the refrigerator and a baseball game on the radio? Tony Bukosky has recently published a collection of his best stories, and somewhere the fish must be biting or the lettuce needs picking.
"If I could tell you, I would let you know."