Our national media is failing us and we are letting them.
More of you know who Michael Brown and Eric Garner are than about the nearly 45 young Black men shot over Easter weekend in Chicago. While the media is feeding the frenzy of ‘racial mistrust’ – there are events in our nation that will have a world-wide effect on the future of our country and it seems we are being lead away from what is relevant and to that which is hog-wash.
You have yet to realize our national debt now $18-trillion and growing, or know the name of the American teacher stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi, not to mention where Abu Dhabi is located. And you haven’t heard about the failing Iranian nuclear negotiations or the Arab-backed U.N. resolution to force Israel to show its nuclear program and submit to U.N. IAEA monitoring.
And while the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that strengthens the U.S.-Israel alliance, you haven’t heard of it. Neither will you learn about the Obama administration’s plan to imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem.
Some may recognize the names, but few know what federal mandate Jonathon Gruber worked on or why U.S. war vets are upset over the release of Bowe Bergdahl. Hardly any of you has heard about Hillary Clinton’s advisement that the U.S. should “respect and empathize” with our enemies or know who Ashton Carter is, and what makes him a good or bad choice for the position he’s been nominated to fill.
No doubt you’ll hear that someone vandalized Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by scratching the word ‘rapist’ in it three times, but you’ll have no idea who Luke Somers might be. Some of your favorite 2015 Grammy Nominations will be highlighted in the evening news – but not the importance of the run-off between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy in Louisiana.
As the old African proverb goes: Lack of knowledge is darker than night.