Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Entertainment News

God's Warriors

Well, it's one of those oxymorons, and it's a moronic documentary on CNN this evening.

"a figure of speech that uses seeming contradictions, as "cruel kindness"

Random House Webster College Dictionary

I have the computer one, and the icon is always present in the upper right corner.

I pointed out to a friend, who looked forward to seeing this, that the German's in the Wars wore belts that said "God is with us"....another goof..
Here's fine rant with the buckle illustrated:

Earlier today the CCN cast had "Entertainment News", which referred I think to an entertainment segment, movies and such, but I mistook it to refer to the entire cast, and thought on that...

It may all well be "entertainment news".


a person, esp. a political leader, who gains power by arousing people's emotions


4. developed by or relying on the intellect rather than emotions or feelings

Put together..

Intellectual Demagogue

I noted the mine stories were playing on viewers' emotions, the melodrama of the trapped miners and the unfortunate rescuers. But it was an intellectual decision making that crafted the cast.

The media process the viewers emotions with the same aplomb as a butcher rendering carcasses in a meat plant.

The media is demagoguery...
quote (from Spartacus)

Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.

Joseph Pulizter
"Dog days for Michael Vick.." Anderson introducing next segment...
"Search inside" indeed...
Tree in the Door
August 21, 2007

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