Something happened yesterday. An accident. Two unfortunate deaths. Sadness and loss.
However, based on the news stories, the inuedno, and the fear it would appear that “liberal mainstream media” is participating very willingly in promoting the war on Terror.
Cory Lidle’s death (and that of his flight instructor) yesterday in a small plane crash in Manhattan is sad. But it has nothing to do with terrorism. Watching/listening to CNN (the liberal MSM) this morning, all stories having to do with this accident have accentuated the ways this relates to the war on terror…if a terrorist could load a small plane with explosives or a nuclear device…we need to exert more control over airspace to prevent the terrorists from doing anything like this.
Now my point is not that it’s impossible for an ill-meaning individual to perform an act of terrorism in this manner. My point is two-fold: first, the media in this country is complicit with the government in generating the feelings of fear because they want to make a buck; second, the media doesn’t have a liberal bias: the media has an elite bias. If the media had a liberal bias (and if the “liberals” believed in all the things that the self-proclaimed “alternative” media–read Hannity, Limbaugh and FOX–says they believe) the media would NOT accentuate the terrorism angle in this case. However, because they make money from fear (as does the government) they are anxious to push that angle.
The MSM doesn’t want the war on Terror to end because their story would end and their profits would be affected (until they found the next story of fear, able to get Americans to glue themselves to their couch and watch until the wee hours of the morning). The government is willing to have the war of Terror last as long as our other two interminable wars (the “war on drugs” and the “war on cancer”) because all three allow the government to increase their involvement in the economy and in the suspension (or potentially elimination) of individual liberties.
I recognize that this comes off as more libertarian than I’ve written previously. However, it frustrates the Idealist that individuals will manipulate the emotions of the people and take advantage of sad events to push an agenda and turn a profit. If we wonder why people do things, follow the money. It will lead us to the reason.