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Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Hypocrisy Of The MSM...

Pardon me while I rant for a little bit. I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, but this really bugs me.

We are watching events unfold in Rome over the death of Pope John Paul II. For those that are avoiding the coverage (Fat chance, by the way) let me just relay a couple of things to you.

--The Italian government has stated that they believe there are close to two million pilgrims paying their final respects to one of the greatest popes to have lived.

--On Friday, his funeral is expected to reach over four billion households and TVs; this would make it the most watched event in the history of the world.

This event is significant, and phenomenal. But what are getting is disdain, half-truths, and hypocrisy from the media. Today's coverage of this began this morning with the media focusing on the pilgrims paying their respects.

Now, Italy has said that the line filing by to see the pope is miles long. It winds through the streets of Rome. People are standing in line upwards of sixteen to twenty-four hours to pay their final respects. And many have gone without eating during that time.

The media is hyping this fact. They're calling it "the suffering of the pilgrims". Thos poor people. They haven't eaten, many haven't slept, and many haven't drank anything. Those poor, poor people...

Question? Where was the media with their "poor, poor" descriptions during the Terri Schiavo case? That woman was deliberately starved and dehydrated. She suffered more than those pilgrims in Rome are. But the media will turn them into victims, and scream that Terri Schiavo had a "right to die". And I can see that as a response from the MSM. But it doesn't change the fact that it's highly hypocritical of them to do this, to say nothing of the intellectual dishonesty in such reporting.

The pilgrims paying their final respects have chosen to go without food and water while waiting for an oh-so brief pass by Pope John Paul II lying in state. The wait is going to be long because of how many people respected the man, whether they be Catholic or not. Israeli officials spoke profoundly about Pope John Paul II because he apologized to all the Jewish people for the Catholic Church turning an almost completely blind eye to their plight during World War II.

Realizing that his Church was losing it's flock in great numbers, Pope John Paul II instituted a strong devotion to faith through the youth in the Catholic Church; a brilliant move by a man that understood what the future held for the Church if the future generations weren't taught.

Catholic and non-Catholic alike will join in somber rememberance of the death of John Paul II on Friday. I will be one of them watching. (Granted, I'll be doing it at 2 a.m. in Arizona) And I'm not holding my breath for the media to get this right. Their hypocritical attitude today proves it, and it has steadily gotten worse since his death.

The Bunny ;


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