Sunday, July 31, 2005

We are too non-partisan....

Oh, lookee! Cigar store Indian starts a new TV Network and promises absolutely no partisan slant. Well, except he slides to the left, so we know what he thinks is non-partisan, is perhaps not so non-partisan. Looking through cockeyed glasses gets you a warped view. I suppose he should attempt a network, after all, he did invent the television, and the network system and the internet.

This new network will be so cutting edge that amateurs will be contributors. He apparently wants this new venture to appeal to the young and hip. But most of the material will come from professional sources. In other words, you'll have some stories that look like real stories you might find on the Enemy Press channels, but also a lot of crap done by two stoners with a super 8 camera. "Next up, Beavis and Butthead take an in depth look at hemp, man."
"Despite suspicions created by his former profession, Gore promises the network won't be advancing a political point of view."

' "I think the reality of the network will speak for itself,'' he told reporters in Los Angeles two weeks ago. ``It's not intended to be partisan in any way and not intended to be ideological.'' '
Yes, of course I believe him. Just listen to this: "Every half-hour, Current promises a news update using data from Google on news stories most frequently searched for on the Web."
Google, the most sincere, even handed web resource there is. Why, no one could doubt that that company is non-partisan! Except maybe that hate filled reactionary Charles Johnson.
Unfortunately I believe this current will run in the same old, tired leftist channels that have been flowing from his mouth for years. In fact, one of the would be contributors believes the same thing. ' "I have this sense that Current is not really looking for content that does not go in line with what their advertisers and investors are interested in seeing,'' he (Josh Wolf) said." '
Bingo! The magic words: advertisers and investors. Will the RNC be major advertisers on the network? How about the NRA? The DNC maybe? Soros? The slant of the stories will match the slant of those providing the money.
However, there is one way to assure that the advertisers and investors have no control over the stories aired. Perhaps they can get some funding from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club.