A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents.
A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.
The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.”
The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”
The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, tell me about yourself.”
The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I voted for Trump”.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions. On the front page he reads:
** U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH. **
And THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days.
The Editor: What’s new in the fetid world of politics, LL ?
Muckraker Cat: There are all kinds of sleaze. The first one is this.
Look at this.
Trump opts out of climate scam.
Look at these figures.
The R’s need to pick up nineteen ( 19 ) House seats. I guess Katie Hill’s still counts as one.
Halloween is cat time.
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” Dirty Harry, 1971
“You had me at ‘hello.’” Jerry Maguire, 1996
“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.” Animal Crackers, 1930
“There’s no crying in baseball!” A League of Their Own, 1992
“La-dee-da, la-dee-da.” Annie Hall, 1977