Welcome ladies and gentleman to the newest online game show sweeping the nation called “What’s the Headline?” where viewers at home read four quotes from celebrities, notables, and politicians and see which one the mainstream media deems worthy of being called a scandal, appear above the fold for days on end, and lead all the news shows.
If you think you know journalism, you don’t.
Each contestant has five seconds to peruse these four quotes at your leisure and tell me which of these should be front page above the fold screaming headlines for days and days.
President Obama’s “science czar,” John Holdren:
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.
Now, if you thought that was worth a few blaring headlines you’d be…….WRONG!!!! That quote was all but ignored the mainstream media because they said it was from decades ago. Sorry. Sorry.
Next up we have this allegedly incendiary quote from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.
Well…is it a headline or isn’t it? Three seconds…Well, if you thought this quote from one of the most powerful people in the country essentially shrugging her shoulders at the thought of eugenics you’d be…WRONG AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next up we have the always entertaining and verbose “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones:
“I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.”
So we have a White House advisor telling us he modeled himself after communist revolutionaries. Think that’s worthy of a headline. If you think so you’d be…..WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now this last quote is from gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonell:
Further expenditures would be used to subsidize a dynamic new trend of working women and feminists that is ultimately detrimental to the family by entrenching a status quo of non-parental primary nurture of children.
So do you think McDonell saying that perhaps children are better off staying home with a parent full time rather than an institutionalized setting is worthy of blaring headlines above the fold for days straight? Well if you thought this is worthy of being called a political scandal you’d be……CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow! Another great game of “What’s the Headline?” See, the trick is always to know who the Republican is. And remember the motto of the media is “Democrats don’t get bad press!”
Now, don’t forget to tune in next for “Who Will the Media Believe? Levi Johnston or Sarah Palin?”