rocktivity (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-18-11 01:27 AM
It's the Eighth Annual Rocktivity/DU LBN "You Call This "NEWS?" Awards!
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 02:01 AM by rocktivity
What a long strange trip it’s been since November 4. We lost control of the House. We watched Obama’s moral authority sunset when the Bush tax cuts didn’t. And the memory of Martin Luther King’s assassination has been even further tarnished by the assassinations of the people who were with Gabby Giffords. To make a long story short, I’ve been in a bit of a blue funk.
But two other things have happened since then, too. Keith Olbermann said in a special comment: “We are not bound to an individual. We are bound to principles.” And my landlord of seven years issued rental applications with a letter explaining that Homeland Security and the IRS needed info like my bank account balance and car make and model though he was not trying “to intrude on your privacy.” They were the breath of fresh air I needed: I stood up for my principles and wrote “N/A” (not applicable, not available, not answering) to the questions I believed either violated my civil rights or had no relevance to a tenant-landlord relationship. To make a long story short, I’m back--and in fighting trim!
This year’s awards had a record number of candidates. I suppose that shouldn’t surprise me--it’s the age of corporate personhood, and national media outlets are corporations, too. But you’d think that with the “underground” media on the Internet ready to call them out at a second’s notice, they’d at least TRY to be a little more honest. Nonetheless, the parade of stories too dumb, obvious, or (worst of all) both to be news continues…but fortunately, so does the parade of smart, take no B.S. DUers!