American media bastardizes any and every discussion so that almost nothing has any real context. Take for example their ad nauseum description of John McCain as war hero.  Is McCain a war hero? No. Not unless John Kerry is one as well.

In 2004, the media gave a collective yawn as Republicans satirized and belittled Senator Kerry’s heroics and war record. And the Republicans did so shamelessly in full view of the world as they handed out and wore purple bandages at their national convention in an effort to mock the Purple Heart Kerry received. 

It is really obvious now that had the media focused more on Senator Kerry’s war record in 2004, it would have had to shine a light as well on George Bush and his questionable military record. 

It’s difficult finding truth and reality in this country. You know it’s so when teevee programs have to place disclaimers on programs so that dangerous stunts are not imitated by our youth. As well, food packages have to be carefully worded so the food preparer does not cause injury to self or others.

Add to this the incessant chatter of insane people on teevee and radio calling for this group or that group to be assassinated. Or insisting that because Rachel Ray wears a scarf during a teevee ad that that somehow makes her a terrorist collaborator. Unfortunately, some Americans have been trained to believe that those wearing a microphone are authoritative and speak the truth. How truly sad for them.

At least let’s get this straight. There is no constitutional requirement of a religious test nor must one have military credentials to run as president.  The requirements for the President and Vice President of the United States are: 

  • natural born citizens (or citizens at the time of the Constitution’s adoption)
  • at least thirty-five years old
  • Resident within the United States for 14 years.

Media tele-prompter readers/egomaniacs want us to focus on imagined qualifications for POTUS. When these news models speak of McCain as war hero they are attempting to raise his overall status. It keeps Senator Obama off-message, serving only the Republican agenda.

How sad for us.

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