Monday, July 21, 2008

Insulted? Yes, I am.

I don’t know about you but I’m a little insulted by what I’m hearing from the media these days. They say because of the economic problems here in the US and the high gas prices, that Americans will no longer focus on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This may come as a surprise to the media, but I can, and I bet you can too, multitask. I can be concerned about and focus on several things at one time.

Just because the media can at times only focus their attention on starlets and their personal lives, doesn’t mean that we are all that shallow, does it?

21 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

I think what they really meant was that they (the media) will only focus on one issue. It's just, you know, easier.

July 21, 2008 2:40 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

In an election year?

Hell-O?

Not only will we be focusing on the war and the economy and civil rights and education and health care and poverty and social security and energy & the environment, we'll be driving our friends and neighbors to the polls in November.

July 21, 2008 3:39 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

Actually, I see their point. A LOT of Americans ARE that shallow, and care only about what effects them directly. You don't think these wars would have had the same level of support if we'd raised taxes for them, do you?

July 21, 2008 3:45 AM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

I hope you had a fabulous vacation! I am so jealous.

My understanding of what the media said on this issue is that people are MORE concerned about the economy than the wars. Not that they didn't care/couldn't pay attention, but that if they had to choose on the issue of the wars or the economoy when they voted, it would be the economy. As joe said, they only care about what effects them directly.
And they ARE stupid.

However, the good news is, because they are stupid, they would vote for McCain if they were focusing on the wars and they may vote Obama if they are focusing on the economy.

So their stupidity could help us all in the end.

July 21, 2008 5:57 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

Some of us focusing on the wars would still vote for Obama. The level of murder is down, but the level of theft is still high, and without an honest administration not completely beholden to the people who won all those no-bid contracts over the past decade, nothing is going to improve.

And if you read my blog, it's not like I don't focus on the economy. And gigantic child brides. And math on wednesdays. And this week, the Drunkards' Hit Parade.

I multi-task like nobody's business.

July 21, 2008 6:01 AM  
Blogger DCup said...

The media has lost it's credibility on so many levels. Unfortunately it still possesses the microphone.

I think many of us can walk and chew gum at the same time.

July 21, 2008 6:54 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I totally agree,
The media thinks it can think for us! HAHA we can outsmart them any day

July 21, 2008 7:05 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Just ignore what the media say. It is the best way to maintain your sanity...at least the American media anyway. I don't have any trouble keeping focused on more than one thing and I know most people juggle dozens of things from grocery lists to politics with no trouble. The media are just showing their opinion of us with comments like that.

July 21, 2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger That girl said...

Did you check if the article was written by a man?

I'm just sayin'.

July 21, 2008 7:26 AM  
Blogger roger said...

some of us may even consider that the war and the economy are connected. that way we only have to think of one big thing.

July 21, 2008 8:02 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Just because the media can at times only focus their attention on starlets and their personal lives, doesn’t mean that we are all that shallow, does it?

Well...

July 21, 2008 9:00 AM  
Blogger annie said...

i'm with joe the troll on this one, sadly. absolutely astounded about the massive disconnect in the citizenry. i've been observing this phenomenon for a while now, and it only worsens. to be blunt: people are dumber all the time. thanks, folks!

July 21, 2008 10:06 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

to be blunt: people are dumber all the time. thanks, folks!

...and the republicans, along with the media they own, are doing everything they can to make sure it stays that way!

I told my neighbor the other day: the only people who still admit to being republican are those who

1 are greedy
2 are know-nothings
3 are into hate

all the real conservatives have jumped ship.

July 21, 2008 12:08 PM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

I'm with you sister- what bullshit.

Welcome back to hell.

July 21, 2008 12:28 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

I think its wishful thinking on their part. think how much easier media's jobs would be if we COULDN'T focus on more than one issue at a time.
unfortunately for them, not only can we focus on the war AND the economy AND torture and the crimes this admin has committed [so far] AND the stupidity of our 'leaders' policies, we can ALSO focus on the stupidity of the media.
so there!

July 21, 2008 3:48 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i hope so, two crows. i really hope you are right.

July 21, 2008 3:52 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

The lemmings will lose focus

July 21, 2008 5:16 PM  
Blogger annie said...

yes, the people that read this blog are informed. absolutely, comparatively.

that leaves a huge chunk of this country that lives in a bubble. they do not pay attention, nor do they care to. and that's how we got "here".

July 21, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

Afghani-where???

July 22, 2008 8:08 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

the media assumes that we are stupid, they have worked very hard the past 10 years dumbing us down...so we are only supposed to be able to focus on ONE thing at at time.....

( the primary season was supposed to cause us brain damage...all critical thinking skills were supposed to be disabled by June...)

July 22, 2008 12:28 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

You are so right - it's the media who are making sure we only focus on whatever issue they shout to us about.

It has been gas prices, gas prices, gas prices. Now I read the price of a barrel of oil has "plummeted" to $127. Issue over? Sigh...it's so annoying.

July 23, 2008 7:35 AM  

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