LETTER: Truth is squashed by today's journalism

Friday, May 28, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:05 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 31, 2010

While His Highness, associate professor Michael Jonathan Grinfeld, wrote of the horrors of living among us peasants in Missouri, I at least hoped Sunday that he was about to send his students a message on how truth is squashed every day in American journalism.

Grinfeld surely would tell how the Utopian press, and its wealthy poetic offspring, are censoring the very real Mexican civil war of 2007 to the present. How 23,000 deaths since 2007 underlay, for example, death threats to the Juarez mayor, while the Cancun mayor cavorts with the very would-be assassins of the Juarez mayor. How other Mexican politicians and good citizens fear for their lives daily within the press-redacted genocide of human trafficking, kidnapping rings, sex slavery, murderous treason, et cetera. You know, the Mexican civil war of right now?

Nah. Within the safe confines of Missouri, Grinfeld ripped Arizona instead.

Grinfeld, I thought, would open our eyes to real-time slavery across the globe. Grinfeld, I thought, would tell how American children are physically and emotionally tortured by their own heroin- and cocaine-addicted parents, many of those same children becoming addicts later on. How the "victimless crime" label in regard to hard drugs is fiction. How violent organized crime is more evident across Earth than ever before.

Nah. Grinfeld instead lobbied for good citizens to have their guns confiscated. Something, I think, about how the Second Amendment means good people aren't allowed to protect themselves, especially if they are Americans.

Then came Grinfeld's true message: forget IBM and private sector jobs. We should all be taxed more so that "journalism" professors could be paid higher salaries while indoctrinating students in the ways of the Tenth Amendment, which may as well read: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved therefore to Mother Jones and journalism professors."

Missouri and Arizona should get this through their thick heads.

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