Every once in a while, it is necessary to remove the voluntarily imposed decorum of political correctness (PC) and proper upbringing and just plain write it as it is. So it is today. If you can’t handle the truth, as seen by this one person, please do not read on.
Is Diane Sawyer the silliest woman ever to moderate a presidential debate or preen and prater on national TV with an agenda that has to make her the darling of her group? Of course not. She has way too many challengers to lay claim to such a prestigious title. To name a few: PBS would offer their three silly women – Gwen Ifill, Margaret Warner and Judy Woodruff, all equally capable of combining a superficial knowledge of topics briefly investigated by the writers at PBS and carefully read off the prompter during a news cast. ABC or NBC or CBS would offer their carefully groomed females – Katy Couric, Leslie Stahl, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and on and on. They show up over and over again, each vying with the other to be authentic silly women. An inch deep and a mile wide. With trumped up backgrounds magnifying minuscule moments of distant witness, not participation, to great and glorified treasures of mythology of their and their writers own making. These are the heroines of America. They make the lists of the most influential, or most important or most ______ (you fill in the blank) and then they attend the dinners and the award shows and the testimonials and the mythology builds. Heck, we bet some of you even fall for it once in a while.
Is George Stephanopoulos the most effeminate, silly man ever to moderate a presidential debate or preen and prater on national TV with an agenda that has to make him the stud of his group? Of course not. He has way too many challengers to lay claim to such a prestigious title. To name a few: PBS would offer Tavis Smiley, Paul Solman and Cornell West but there are, oh, so many more. Just to name a few - Fox news has Chris Wallace and Bill O’Reilly and Hannity; the others offer up Keith Olbermann, Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews and Gene Robinson; the big networks have the greatest softball tossers ever – Steve Kroft and Anderson Cooper, Bob Schieffer and David Gregory, Brian Williams and ________ (add in your favorite.) They too preen and prater, magnify and promote their impact; their experience; their insight while they sell colored sugar water and erectile dysfunction tablets; nonsense from the large oil companies and car companies about their societal impact and concerns and, what really galls us, watered down beer from two massive foreign owned brewers that tastes as if it has passed through the horse a few too many times.
So, this is America and these are our debate moderators/spokespeople (oops, a little PC just snuck in there. Sorry.) What does any of this nonsense have to do with the issues facing America; the self imposed destructive habits (see Mullen quote at top of page) that now dominate the bureaucratic management of America and who America might turn to for leadership to possibly correct the massive problems of our own making?
You can have the lot of them. Not worth the fertilizer they will ultimately become. Just be grateful that they do serve a good purpose. One good purpose. Just as Ted Kennedy served to show America what a good man is not; so to do these silly people remind us daily of what each of us needs to constantly strive to not become and to remind us to get off our fat behinds and fight to save this country of ours that was founded by regular men and women who would not have bothered to break wind in the proximity of these silly people.