Tuesday, October 03, 2006


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My, Katie Couric sure managed to restore integrity to journalism.

This country is in a moral free-fall. For over two generations, the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum, expelling God from the school and from the government, replacing him with evolution, where the strong kill the weak, without moral consequences and life has no inherent value.

We teach there are no absolutes, no right or wrong. And I assure you the murder of innocent children is always wrong, including by abortion. Abortion has diminished the value of children.

That's right, folks; taking prayer out of schools, teaching evolution, and being pro-choice all led a mentally unstable wannabe child molester to kill five Amish girls and then himself. I understand Brian Rohrbough's loss, and his anger at the fact that no one caught Harris and Klebold before Columbine happened, but for the love of Edward R. Murrow's Tar-Ridden Corpse, what kind of reporter considers this unmitigated bullshit top-of-the-line journalism?

Oh, right. Katie Couric's Happy Shiny News Hour does. According to her, since the piece got positive comments and negative comments, it was a success. Which seems to be the attitude most news networks embrace these days: as long as it appears "balanced", it's a smash hit. And Katie, while I love the fact that you're defending the right to free speech, may I add that you are, ostensibly, a journalist. And it is the job of journalists everywhere to call bullshit. And I'd certainly believe your segment on free speech would be a lot more effective if Bill Maher weren't claiming that you didn't let him use it.

I honestly believe that Ms. Couric, and many of her profession, have confused the purposes of the media in general and journalism in particular. The media exists to allow the possibility for all voices to be heard, be they left-wing, be they right-wing, be they right, be they wrong. Journalism exists to analyze the facts behind said voices, and determine which ones are telling the truth and deserve to be furthered. Journalism exists not to allow for an illusion of balance, but to call bullshit when one side or the other pulls out a real stinker. Ms. Couric has obviously failed in this regard.

It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if he or another Columbine parent had blamed the recent shooting on the fact that it's easier in many places to get a gun than it is to get a driver's license.

I have the feeling it would have been considered more unreasonable than saying that non-Christians are destroying the social fabric.
Don't you know? Atheists are America's punching bag!
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