“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, June 09, 2008

Stating the obvious

There's a breaking story over at the New York Times. It seems they've had an epiphany about the impact of high gasoline prices....

Gas prices are high throughout the country, but how hard they hit individual families depends on income levels, which vary widely. The counties where motorists spend the highest percentage of their income on gasoline tend to be in poor, rural areas.

That's like discovering that the consumers who get hit hardest by rising tampon prices tend to be female.

The MSM love a good tug-at-your-heartstrings story about how unfair it is that poor people are......well, poor. That poor people struggle with money seems to always come as a news-worthy surprise to them. And presenting it in the news as unfair, advances the liberal agenda of getting the rest of us to accept the insidious concept of income redistribution.

The next time you watch the news, whether local or national, pay attention to how many of the stories are not really news....they're just restating the obvious, in a way designed to elicit a certain response, and presenting it to you as news.

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