Last week I wrote one of my usual Nobody’s Opinion
pieces called, “Who Really Owns Us?”
and was really
excited to discover that a guy named ARtfidgr (which could be short for Art the refrigerator) had actually commented to great length about what he thought were grave mistakes in my little ranting. He found so much to refute, that he wrote over seven pages.
Oh my goodness…how “interesting!”
The excitement didn’t last long because the more I read, the nastier it got…maybe this guy was suffering from some kind of male menopause I thought…should I suggest a new Mustang, with leather interior and a navigation system?
After all, I certainly meant no harm by anything I said.
The man seemed to have many misconceptions about me---one being that I’m a socialist. So I figured…hey
; I’m not taking this sitting down! No! I intend to get up once in a while and clean the house while taking on his “opinions.”
Maybe even eat a tuna sandwich.
After all, I just got for free from my local library, a book called, “How Men Think; The Seven Essential Rules for Making it in a Man’s World
,” by Adrienne Mendell, M.A., and Rule Six says that “Fighting is Part of the Game.” Men love a good fight!
Well...huyaa…or heeya. (I have a high voice.) I’d better get with the program.
And because I have been advised by various gargoyles to keep my pieces short, this might take a few blogs.
I also have other things to do besides trying to make points on “facts” that may or may not be true, when “facts” are presented as “opinions,” and one man’s “fact” is another man’s “opinion.” Still, Artfidr deserves at least
a rebuttal for taking his valuable time to make himself feel so superior to a nobody.
And I certainly owe him that.
So, in order not to have to type Artfidgr for the next few weeks, I’m going to just refer to him as Art---which will probably get me in trouble with him, but I already am, so it doesn’t matter.
Right? Great. Here we go…
Art started out his comments on my piece “Who Really Owns Us”,
by complaining that I had reported a “fact,” that on 9/11, I had received pictures in my e-mail of never-before-seen videos (at least by me) of the twin towers falling, and from this I had deduced that because I had never seen these pictures, I came to the opinion that a lot of the video pictures we see not only from this
event, but much of the time, is controlled.
I could have strengthened my opinion with the fact that most videos shots of suicidal people jumping off the towers was completely omitted…due to the sensitive nature of those in control not wanting to incite a whole nation to maybe go walking into Arab owned filling stations, and pumping gasoline---maybe lighting a match. Can’t have that.
But, dummy me, I didn’t.
Art made the remark: “That’s a huge leap.”
He said I was making a sweeping commentary on no facts, forgetting the “fact” that he was reading my opinion.
To sum up Art’s “opinion,” he went into the whole process of explaining how many people are paid to take pictures and then submit them to the various newspapers and magazines (as if I didn’t know that), while forgetting the “fact” that in my article I was basically talking about the same repeating videos on TV, of the two towers falling down, not the process of how the various media’s get their stuff.
At this point, I am inclined to forgive him because I’m a woman, and women don’t want to fight. I’ll admit that I did use the word “media” instead of “video.” But…if Art had read my whole article, he would have known what I was referring too.
Wait…I’m not supposed to act like a girly man here.
Art, you idiot.
Art then said, “Newspapers and magazines, if you haven’t noticed (
You talking to me?) are not independent any more.”
Gee Art…you proved what I was pointing out---the media is being controlled. Did you mean to do that? What happened? Did Brittany Spears come on the TV while you were typing?
Art goes on; “What happens is that a few news agencies and such dominate everything
Bravo, Art, you just supported my opinion again!
Then Art goes on to educating this nobody to some more of his “facts.”
He said that everyone competes for the same photos, paying big bucks, and because they have paid such big bucks, someone decides that “Well, that’s enough
money to spend.” And Voila! Everyone else just uses the same pictures over and over again!
Money is the reason we see the same pictures over and over, not an editor trying to “control” what the masses are seeing.
Art then says, “Better photos wouldn’t sell more papers.”
Well Art, are you sure about that? Is that a “fact?”
If one paper has a picture of Brittany Spears getting out of a limo without underwear on, and another paper has the same shot, but did not actually catch that revealing shot, but instead, just a shot of her legs, which one will sell the most?
Art continues; “News people take crud off the wire, and have liars write fluff, and socialists write stuff, and feminists spewing…”
There you go Art, agreeing with me again.
On page two, Art then goes onto another subject, and I’m saving Art’s best stuff for a later date.
As far as my “opinions” of the images of 9/11 media being controlled, when having an argument about what is “fact” and what is “opinion,” all I can say is---Art, we are getting into the esoteric semantics of a gargantuan argument, and one of which you can point a finger at almost every one who ever wrote a fact, or gave an opinion. Government Reported Fact
; One bullet killed JFK.
See what I mean?
On the subject of media control I based my “opinion” on two things:
1. On every single cable channel, I keep seeing the same things over and over. You say its money. I say its control.
2. Sometime ago I read a book which explained how the White House has whole offices set up to monitor and control…down to the very second, different news outlets, daily. (When I get the money to hire a research assistant, or a day to look through all my 6,000 books to find the exact passages, I will report it)
Hey, I’m just a nobody who writes her opinions.
But you don’t have to be a nobody to know that many very important stories do not
get out into the public, and some just get released at the opportune time.
Just like today...we turn on our TVs to find race riots in different American cities due to an incident that happened a year ago.
Gee…why report it now? No money in the story a year ago?
My opinion is that many editors and owners of different media outlets not only control how the news is reported, but when, and with what opinion they might have.
The Al Gore “global warming” propaganda is a perfect example.
In the end, Art, it’s still my “opinion” based on observations collected through the years, just like yours, we can argue facts all we want, what fun!
Part II, where I will go on with Art’s opinions on my opinions, will come later.
Wait for it. Right now, I have to walk the dogs.