Friday, January 9, 2009

Change is on the way!

This is what a moment of truth looks like. Remember when you first saw this? That is what a moment of truth feels like. It kinda takes your breath away for a moment. Who is this man? What does he do? Where is this? Why did he throw his shoe at Bush? How could he do such a thing?
Journalists were rounded up at the last minute and frisked repetedly before an unannounced press conference held so President Bush could get in some good policity photos for his legasy in Iraq. The plan was to abuse the press, by getting some free publicity, and have them be the mouthpiece for Bush's propaganda.
One journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reporter with Cairo-based network Al Baghdadia Television made a durable and lasting statement by throwing his shoe at Bush. "Here is your goodby kiss, you dog. " The second shoe he dedicated to the widows and orphans.
In this singular act, Muntardar embarassed the MSM for failing their most sacred duty, to make sure the people know what their government is doing.
I am of the firm opinion he should recieve the top journalistc awards for this courageous act.


  1. After eight years of witnessing journalists adopt the posture of lapdogs to power, it was refreshing to witness journalistic courage.

  2. PS - if you are taking requests . . .

    I wonder how many people are as outraged as I imagine our friend Muntadar would be, if he had a chance to witness our Washington Press Corp participate in their annual collective pat on the back with their formal party with the same Washington officials they are supposed to be covering?

    This event has always been a shameful affair, but perhaps never more so when David Gregory found it appropriate to reprise his role as a backup dancer for a rapping Karl Rove.


    Thanks for stopping by APAB! And I loved the story of your First Panther Encounter! Your co-workers needed to get out more!