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Thursday, October 18, 2007

No One Mourns the Wicked - Except the Liberal Media

Last year about this time I went to see the musical Wicked and absolutely loved it. One of the songs in Wicked is No One Mourns the Wicked. It is after they announce to the crowd that the Wicked witch is dead and nobody seems to grieved over it. In real life that is likely so, except when it comes to the media. When evil people die, you can get some really weird reactions from the media. Pay attention next time when somebody like Yassar Arafat or Saddam Hussein dies. While I guess they cannot get on their desks and dance a gig, their glumness is quite noticeable. There was even the reporter that broke down crying for Arafat, the father of modern terrorism. When a death row inmate gets his final justice, once again we see the surreal glumness. Contrast that to the time I heard local WLS talk show host Don Wade declare gleefully, "Today is the day John Wayne Gacy wakes up in Hell!"

Perhaps the most obvious time the media seems to mourn the wicked is when a law abiding citizen is forced to defend his life with a gun and shoots an intruder. You almost expect them to start breaking down like the professional wailing woman of Lebanon. Then they get angry. Captains Quarters has a post and a video of a reporter hounding a 70 year old man because he has been forced to shoot 2 intruders within weeks. The video shows the man walking to his car with a long box and the reporter leaping up to him demanding "What's in the box!" as she aggressively taps on it. He tells her it is a shotgun and she starts grilling him asking if he is "trigger happy". It is obvious from the video that the man wishes he did not have to do this, but has no qualms about doing it again if necessary.

The man lives in a residence that is part of his business. He has a huge tall fence surrounding him. He had called the police on intrusions 41 times and when he had to shoot they had broken into the residence portion of the property. So it is obvious that counting on the police to save your life in this situation is not the answer. I guess the media thinks he should lift up his chin and let the intruder slit his throat.

I always hate when there is a reported shooting and the reporter states there are no charges or leaves the matter open about charges. This snippy reporter does the same thing stating the police said "No laws have been broken" but that it would be turned over to the Grand Jury to determine. I would love to see the reporter state, "Of course having defended his life, there will be no charges against him. He has rid the world of one of its problems."

So while those of us with two feet in reality feel a sense of relief and justice when the wicked die, in a world of liberal journalism gone wild we must try to stomach when they mourn the deaths of those most deserving.

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  • At 3:22 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    Even when the reporters say there have been no charges, you can always sense their disapproval that the police didn't throw the homeowner in the slammer.

  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Yea, I don't suppose Time will ever present a guy like this as person of the year.


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