February 16, 2011

Walking Like an Egyptian?

We seem to be making baby steps like an Egyptian with a recent surge across the country in protests, but thanks to the bestest, freest press in the world, you wouldn't know it:

Over the years, Milwaukee Labor Press editor Dominique Paul North has covered a “heck of a lot of protests” in Wisconsin. Last summer, a peace rally in Wisconsin’s inner city drew about 100 people calling for the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan. “There was no media coverage,” he says. “I was the only reporter there.”

The next day, 40 people attended a tea party event in Wisconsin and every local media outlet was there to cover it. “This is what we’ve been seeing over the past year. If there’s a peace rally or a worker’s rights rally, it’s ho hum. You might find a reporter or two. The tea party would gather five people on the corner and there would be coverage.”
Not only has the political tide shifted so far right that being a Rushthuglibot or anybody that swallows the prepubescent bile that they spew should be considered having a mental illness that should be guaranteed to be covered by Obamacare, which, as everyone knows would mean it's death panel time, motherfuckers, but the corporate media plays right along.
Sharia law, bed wetters! Muslim brotherhood!! OOga BOOga!!

Seriously? Do they really think that we are that fucking stupid? Well there are reasons why one would suppose.

Although one would have to watch al Jazeera English to know the answer to know the answer to this game, let's play compare and contrast, via The Rude Pundit
Whereas an Egyptian in Tahrir Square generally says things about how Mubarak has demonstrably repressed the masses of citizens, a teabagger makes sputtering, guttural noises that amount to "Blurgh. Obama. Blurgh," which has about as much of a basis in reality as it does in English syntax and grammar. It's a fascinating phenomenon, one that should probably be studied by linguists, sociologists, and stand-up comedians.
Most of us are better than that.
We should be walking like Egyptians.