Reporting What The Mainstream Won’t
The media is loaded with news about pairs: Bush & Cheney, Kerry & Edwards, Nick & Jessica. What about Saddam & Steinberg? This media e-Lert exposes what corporate news hides - the hitherto hidden kinship between Saddam Hussein and Joel Steinberg. Brothers born four years apart, they both developed a taste for mustaches, murdering innocents on a whim, and blaming others for their problems.
Now here’s what I figured out. Steinberg is out of prison because he behaved well in it. Saddam is in prison because he behaved badly out of it. Steinberg walks free because he’s no longer dangerous to New York for crimes he committed in Greenwich Village. Saddam sits behind bars because he’s still dangerous to New York for crimes he committed in Iraq.
I wanted the truth. So I did what reporters do these days. I looked for rumors on the Internet. www.CheapArabExcusesForArabFailures.com reports the Zionist plot that imprisons Saddam is the same one that set Steinberg free. In a Fair & Balanced way I then found a counter point. www.NoFaultIsEverMyFault.com reports that a UN plot to harass Steinberg is the same one scheming to set Saddam free. Both groups agree the greatest threat to peace today is George Bush - the president's father.
Another kinship that corporate news hides is the one between Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh. Brothers born three years apart, both grew up to be white, middle-aged, and angry about it.
Now here’s what I figured out. Moore vents his pain by making a cartoon of President Bush. Limbaugh vents his pain by making a cartoon of Hillary Clinton ... then stringing himself out on illegal narcotics supplied by his maid.
Limbaugh has made his media millions peddling the cliché that liberals are out to get their country. Moore is making his media millions peddling the cliché that liberals are out to get their country back, when their main goal is to get back at George Bush for stealing the country in the first place.
Despite their differences, both Moore and Limbaugh are betting their futures that elections once driven by the candidates are increasingly decided by the people who watch Extra.