The Media Should Be Banned

Rick Sanchez goes all Keith on Alleged Joe the Alleged Plumber:


Here’s why crap like what “Joe” is spoutingisn’t funny, has never been funny, will never be funny:

It is well known that I was on two occasions brutally assaulted, while on another my house was sprayed with machine-gun fire. Despite the government’s sanctimonious assurances, there was never a serious police inquiry into the perpetrators of these attacks, and the attackers were never apprehended. In all these cases, I have reason to believe the attacks were inspired by the government. When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me.


If you remember nothing else, remember this: The Leader is there for you, be you Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, low-caste, homosexual, dissident or disabled. Its staff will fight on, unbowed and unafraid, with the courage to which you have become accustomed. Do not take that commitment for granted. Let there be no doubt that whatever sacrifices we journalists make, they are not made for our own glory or enrichment: they are made for you. Whether you deserve their sacrifice is another matter. As for me, God knows I tried.

That’s a letter from theeditor of a Sri Lankan newspaper, published after his assassination. ViaNoladishu.


3 thoughts on “The Media Should Be Banned

  1. Well put by both.
    BTW – Is “Joe the Plumber” really “Samuel”? I missed that. You mean that even the “Joe” is fictional as is “the plumber” as is the claim of buying a business as is the claim to be a journalist?
    Walter Mitty?

  2. Sometimes a post connecting the dots is more than it at first appears. I read it yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it. This is really fine work.

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