Friday, January 18, 2008

F(uck)OX 'News'

I changed this name of this blog some years ago from 'Hibbity Bibbity' to 'Eve of Destruction' for a reason. I was pissed. I still am pissed. Sometimes I just forget how pissed and at how many people.

Rupert Murdoch is a piece of garbage. When I see that he's now still alive at the age of 76 I begin to believe the old saying "The good die young".
Murdoch controls so much of the American and international media that its just flat out crazy.
Murdoch is a hard-lined Conservative. Not the tax cutting, make sure everyone has liberties, protect the Constitution kind of Conservative... Rather he's the 'let them see only what I want them to see', 'deceive, lie, etc. to get to my agenda' kind of guy.
The thing about him essentially owning the international media is the lies, propaganda and bias that he force-feeds the gullible minds of the US and the world under the guise of 'fair and balanced' news.

Although he's the #1 mogul in news today, all you hear about from his cronies in DC and the (Murdoch-controlled) press is how the media has such a weighty liberal bias.

Fuck you, Murdoch. Fuck you. Fuck Faux(Fox) News. Fuck the crazy people who watch FNC and think they're getting a single ounce of actual NEWS (while it isn't your fault for being gullible, its your fault for not seeking alternate views).
Between all of Murdoch's outlets and Clear Channel, where is there even any room for a liberal bias?

I know that every one's saying that CNN and all things formerly owned by Ted Turner are the massively left-spinning outlets but come on... CNN isn't a very good source of news or of anything that matters, either. Don't get me wrong there. You have to admit, however, that there's no true comparison when it comes down to it.
CNN does lean to the left. There is no denying it. At least they do have a degree of fairness in most cases, though. FNC has Colmes. That's about it.

Anywho, the reason Murdoch's on my mind today is because of a documentary I watched. Its called Outfoxed and I certainly recommend it.
It basically taught me very little I didn't already know about Murdoch and FNC but its a nice and condensed version of reality. I know the film's also a little biased as well but you cats should check it out.

I started out by mentioning the title of my blog. It comes from a 60's protest song that just hit me SO hard when I heard it for the first time. They are as follows (please read them):

Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
The eastern world it is explodin',
Violence flarin', bullets loadin',
You're old enough to kill but not for votin',
You don't believe in war, what's that gun you're totin',
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',
But you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
Can't you feel the fears that I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
And marches alone can't bring integration,
When human respect is disintegratin',
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin',
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
But when your return, it's the same old place,
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
Hate your next-door-neighbour, but don't forget to say grace,
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.
you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

It was about Vietnam but it is still very relevant today.

At any rate, I'm out of time now so I'll wrap this up. I intended to only spend a short amount of time on Rupert Murdoch but... That didn't happen.


I have some other stuff coming up though so stay tuned.

-=The Prynce


~*~carissa~*~ said...

i still love that song. although i never really knew all the lyrics until just now.

but anyway.

good post.

Anonymous said...

I hear what you are saying but unless you bother to give anyone alternative things to watch/read (other than cnn) then you have failed your mission. Get off your high-horse and substantiate what you are blubbering about!

The Prynce said...

Its a blog. My mission is to talk about what strikes me as interesting. I'm not a guru. I'm not here to teach.

For those who are looking for alternative media, try BBC, NPR, or PRI. They're public radio but its about the best you're going to get without just doing research to find what-ever you're willing to trust. Its about seeing what you find believable and to be a good source.

-=The Prynce