Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drink me.

It all just keeps getting more and more bizarre or "curiouser and curiouser", reminding me of scenes from "Alice in Wonderland". I have always (secretly) wondered if those scenes were somehow born of a drug-induced haze (my apologies, in advance, to Lewis Carroll).

However, this nonsense, ladies and gentlemen, is all real, proving once again, the old adage, "Truth is stranger than fiction" or "You can't just make this stuff up".

----> please note sign on the right. heh heh cracks me up.

(the quotes are from a Fox News website article)

"Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks has hung up her journalistic hat and joined the Obama administration, but not before penning a public proposal calling for some radical ideas to help bail out the failing news industry.

Brooks, who has taken up a post as an adviser at the Pentagon, advocated upping "direct government support for public media" and creating licenses to govern news operations.

"Years of foolish policies have left us with a choice: We can bail out journalism, using tax dollars and granting licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary, or we can watch, wringing our hands, as more and more top journalists are laid off," she wrote in her parting column on April 9.

Brooks said this would help rescue the industry from a "death spiral" and left the government unaccountable to the journalists who must keep it honest. "[I] can't imagine anything more dangerous than a society in which the news industry has more or less collapsed," she wrote."

Oh, I can.

I can imagine *lots* of things more dangerous. (shudders)


Ohilda said...

It is totally crazy what is going on in this country right now. I just have to laugh. Every day something new leaves me dumbfounded.

Jill said...

I am with you all the way!!
It is sadly comical...some of this stuff!!!
I just pray and pray!
Have a wonderful day!