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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Phantom Menace

by Saul Bloodworth

A lot of people are calling for the boycott of The New York Post, because of that racist cartoon suggesting a black president is a monkey that should be killed.

While they have a point, it does not really make sense. The New York Post, which belongs to Rupert Murdoch, is loosing money anyway. They are giving it away for free in the streets of New York most of the time.

Murdoch, however, owns a lot of other media, so maybe we can boycott Murdoch in general. Murdoch owns — in the United States alone — The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Direct TV, TV Guide, National Geographic, Fox, Fox News and the 20th Century Fox. The latter is a major movie studio, it owns Star Wars. Right now, it distributes Bride Wars, Taken, and Australia. On TV, it runs the Simpsons.

I have the gut feeling that the people who are calling for a boycott of The Post don't read it anyway. Well, boycotting is not rhetoric to make you feel good, it does involve sacrifice. So how about this: Lets boycott the Simpsons until Murdoch apologizes to Obama! Yes, we can.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waltzing Matilda

by Saul Bloodworth

Here are my two cents about the Obama/New York Post/Dead Chimp controversy: The man responsible for it is Col Allen, the editor in chief of the Post.

So, who is Col Allen? He is an Australian, he used to work at the Daily News in Sydney wher he earned himself the nickname "Col Pot" (for those of you who are younger, that is a reference to Pol Pot, who shares the honor of being the butcher of Cambodia with Henry Kissinger)

Americans have a long history of slavery, Civil War, lynchings, Jim-Crow-laws, Civil Rights movement, end of separation, debate and amends. Australians, not that much. Australians pretty much exterminated the Aborigines, save of some ten thousand survivors, and they don't really care about it. In fact, they are completely untouched by this part of their history (don't let the movie Australia fool you — Hugh Jackman is not real). The chance of an Aborigine becoming Prime Minister of Australia is about as slim as Jar Jar Binks'.

So, Murdoch, an Australian, imports Allen, an Australian, to promote racism in the U.S. of A. The good news is, however, there are obviously not enough home-grown racists any more in America. In any case, that will be an interesting four years.

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