Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our media is failing us

This post was originally going to be just a video of the president giving his speech on national security,foreign policy and the shifting strategy in the war on terror. This really was going to be a post filled with substance. I was going to fill it with links to the full text of the speech and more links analyzing and pointing out the highlights of the nearly hour long speech. Of course that plan fell to pieces thanks to me deciding to search for the video of this important speech on Youtube. It turns out that no one cares that the president outlined a slightly more clear policy on when,where and why we'll use drones. No one cared that he pointed out that foreign aid makes up less than a tenth of a percent of our budget but is wildly successful in helping us win the hearts and minds of people all over the world. In fact no one even gave much of a damn about him mentioning why congress should back him up in his effort to finally close Guantanamo. All of this was overshadowed by a woman yelling about the president not closing Gitmo right as he's making the case for closing Gitmo. This incident is literally the biggest thing to come from a speech that should have us all talking about the actual substantial policy in it. For this I blame our media. It has once again failed us. Instead of reporting on facts,issues,national security and things that will actually effect us as people we're stuck seeing report after report on a woman who basically had a temper tantrum like a 4 year old and couldn't let the president finish a sentence because she got tired of waiting on him to mention the one thing that she's pretending to care about. Watch the video of this idiocy below. Or you can be one of the smarter Americans and watch the actual speech and learn a few things.


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