posted on 20 May 2015
Written by Frank Li
In a previous post (For America, AIIB and Ukraine Are Related!), I stated:
What's sitting between self-serving career politicians and Stupid Voters is often the stupid media, of which I will show three examples:
Let me elaborate on each.
1. Article #1
Here is an excerpt from Article #1:
This argument alone looks perfectly valid until you see the two charts below:
With these two charts side by side, how many people in the world, other than some Americans (Stupid Voters), would believe that our military is for self-defense?
Indeed, China and Russia have increased their military spending from 2007 to 2012, but that's nothing when compared to our military spending! Besides, while China's increase is a recent phenomenon, we have been spending like that for the past seven decades, at least!
2. Article #2
Here is an excerpt from Article #2:
In short, taxing more on the rich (and the middle class) to save the poor! But isn't that what we have been doing since 1964 (Civil Rights Act: 50 Years Later), at least? Aren't we supposed to be the Great Society already?
Here are two charts, showing the relationship between poverty and federal spending:
For more, read: Poverty in the 50 years since 'The Other America,' in five charts.
3. Article #3
Article #3 is actually very well written, especially when compared to Articles #1 and #2. Here is an excerpt:
Well stated! However, to be politically correct like most, if not all, articles of this nature in America's mainstream media, it has to soften the blow to America by nitpicking some problems out of the "powerful new alliance". Because of that I suppose, the author uses the second half of the article to shoot holes in the alliance, such as this statement: "Most telling of trouble in the relationship, though, may be the failure of Xi and Putin to fine-tune the terms of their energy deal of a year ago."
What an absurd statement! America must understand that both President Xi and President Putin have proven to be far more capable than President Obama! They set the course and the details will be worked out by their respective teams in due course!
The new Russia-China alliance is largely the result of America's brainless foreign policy! For more, read: Three New Kingdoms.
Together, these three examples illustrate a serious problem with America's mainstream media: it's intricately entangled with money and politics! Two informative readings:
Think, America, truly on a global scale!
America, reform our political system as I have suggested, or become an also-ran, second to China!
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