LIONEL PODCAST: The United States of Trained Media Monkeys

Ten hut! Salute. Bow before your Lord, your government. Especially you, MSM. Cozy up and shut up. You’re on thin ice, Boogaloo. Your medium is glaringly irrelevant. Snap to it! Follow the leader. Pavlovian obeisance. Play your cards right and follow GE’s lead. As the New York Times reported 2010 was a good year for the military death contractor.

The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.

Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

Repeat, don’t report. You’ve shareholders to worry about. Media consolidation. An intellectually unavailable audience.

So lean forward (whatever the hell that means), stay fair and balanced and continue with the illusion of information delivery. Just remember, Icarus: Watch where you fly. Don’t play with matches. And never investigate POTUS. Dig? No mention of Fast & Furious, NDAA, nada. Lay off Mr. Big if you know what’s good for you. Play with the veneer of investigation and probe. But watch it, Lou Grant. Because they’re watching you.

You can complain all you want. And even that would be an improvement.

One more thing. As Isaac Asimov said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny … .’”

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