Daily Archives: March 2, 2005

Media's Tipping Point

We’ve heard a lot about the tipping point of Democracy in the Mid East. It seems we’ve reached a tipping point with the media as well. Even Bush’s most ardent critics are starting to see the light. From Jon Stewart and the New York Times in the U.S. to the Guardian and Spiegel in Europe…

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

(Bob Dylan)

Never Gray

USA Today has a new commercial out. Have you seen it? A man in a hotel, getting the newspaper from the hallway, locks himself out of his room. He is in a state of undress. He wraps the newspaper around himself and proceeds to the front desk, getting looks from everyone. During this USA Today prints on the screen:

Never Dull
Never Tedious
Never Miss a Day
Never Gray


Via PoliPundit, another invocation of Nazism from the Left. Senator Byrd draws a comparison between Hitler and Republicans in arguing against doing away with the filibuster.

It’s obvious that the Left doesn’t appreciate the fact that every time they compare Bush or Republicans to the Nazis they are belittling the horrors of the Nazi regime. I should clarify that, actually. They may or may not realize that they are belittling Nazi atrocities, but they don’t really seem to care.

Imagine being a Holocaust survivor, or a close relative of one, having seen or heard personal accounts of entire towns and villages rounded up, put on trains, marched into gas chambers and incinerated. Knowing brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, best friends who were put to death by the state because of their religious background.

Consider what it must be like to go through such horrors at the hands of the Nazis and then years later turn on your T.V. and watch some young woman at an economic development protest holding a sign comparing Bush to Hitler, crying out as a “victim” of republican policies. Imagine having lived through real atrocities and knowing that after the young woman has wiped away her tears of anger, rather than mourning the state sponsored killings of her friends she will get into her comfy Volvo and go with them to the mall.

Worse yet, consider what it must be like for our Nazi survivor to turn on C-Span and see Senator Byrd, an ex-klansman who actively promoted racism, attempting to leverage the suffering of millions of Nazi victims for his own political gain. Disgraceful.