THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
The essence of millionaire culture: There are many questions to be explored and explained concerning the killing of Trayvon Martin. One example:
Do you understand the extent to which the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law affects a possible decision to file criminal charges in such a case? We don’t either! And we’ve seen very few serious attempts to examine that question on our cable “news channels.”
There are many questions to be explored, especially given the piles of misinformation which has been spewed to the public on cable. In the past few days, the Washington Post has begun to perform some basic reporting functions.
Then too, there’s the New York Times.
What issue does the Times examine today? Today, the Times examines the effect this event has had on the makers of Skittles!
Here’s the headline, and no, we aren’t making this up: “For Skittles, Death Brings Both Profit and Risk.”
People, we really aren’t making that up! The full-length news report appears above the fold on the first page of today’s “National” section. It's almost 1100 words long, accompanied by a photo. In our hard-copy Washington Edition today, this is the New York Times' only attempt to examine any issue raised by this high-profile case.
We've told you this for year after year:
The content of the modern New York Times represents the rise of an utterly fatuous upper-class culture. All the way back in 1992, Katherine Boo warned about the “creeping Dowdism” which was affecting the nation’s press culture.
Today, the nation is awash in rumor, confusion and misinformation about this very high-profile case. And the Times decided to let you know about the effect this event has had on Mars Inc., the makers of Skittles!
In truth, they can’t help themselves; this truly is who they are. On the professional level, the liberal world has failed to notice this cultural problem for the past many years.
Darlings! It simply isn’t done! Careers hang in the balance! Good jobs at good wages!
Tomorrow: Some good sound advice, from elsewhere