Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Mixed Bag

First: Glad you are back Clara... I hope your well deserved time away was fantastic.

Second: I really really wish that the so called forth estate would actually do critical reporting, rather than regurgitate more idiotic, inflammatory rhetoric disguised as information.

Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa has been in the Senate since 1980, and he wants people to commit suicide. Think about that for a second. He has been around since before this mess even got started. He was a relatively senior guy when our SEC truly got in bed with corporations and did nothing. During his oversight the fecal matter hit the oscillating blades, during his oversight Martha Stewart was thrown in jail for a $50,000 stock sale. He has the nerve to suggest suicide for people rather than actually calmly lay out the facts of the situation. Maybe it shouldn't have happened that AIG delivered bonuses. However, I bet they knew before they did it, that it would result in negative press, and I bet they care. So maybe it needed to be done. There are pretty good arguments for that case.

I am embarrassed for his constituents. I am disappointed in our fourth estate, and actually I think Jon Stewart may have said it best in his discussion with Jim Cramer. Please, Please do your flipping job.

1 comment:

EEISElmo said...

Mr Grassley said: “I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them is if they’d follow the Japanese example and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say, I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide.

“And in the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.”

If you want to take a cable news point of view and interpret that as suggesting they kill themselves, that's your option. Being able to comprehend a metaphorical reference, I would say that he was suggesting that they stand up and take responsibility for their screwups.