October 27, 2010

Is This America? Rand Paul Supporter Assaults Protestor

Let us review this video(found on Youtube), and take in the entire incident---there is more than one guilty party here. The guy that threw Lauren Valle to the ground should also be in trouble. Only the one who put his foot on her neck/shoulder is getting all the attention and hopefully a prosecution and not including the guy who threw her to the ground, this person also committed some serious violations in the way he was manhandling her. What right did they have to detain or restrain her?
Tim Profitt clearly had intent to do harm by applying the extra force and he also tried to cover it up when he realized people were watching by yelling "stay down", Ms. Valle hadn’t moved since being thrown to ground except trying to protect her face and head. This guy was a campaign coordinator--he should know better, Ms. Valle is someone they already saw around town and knew was harmless. Let us call these people what they are “radicals”. Someone should do some time and pay some fines here, and if I was Ms. Valle I would sue the Rand Paul campaign.

October 20, 2010

Balloon Boy Saga

First of all the media had no business running with that story because it was not determined that anyone was in the balloon because no one saw the boy get in. Two hours of watching a balloon float through the air.  Is that news? Even if the boy was in it?
The media is so gullible, say what we want about the father but he was smart enough to know what would get media attention and was able to totally manipulate them for publicity.  This episode says more about the media than it does the family.  They may not have gotten the reality show they expected but in a way the father got what he wanted because we are now following every move if this "scandal", the pictures were projected around the world and the family is FAMOUS.
NBC and the Today show should be ashamed of themselves; Meredith didn’t even flinch when the boy started throwing up on camera.  The behavior of some media during this entire situation was disgraceful, and the members of the mainstream media should take this time to reflect and determine what kind of journalist they want to be.