If this post stops just one human being from making that stupid mistake, my life will not have been in vain after all.
What does it say about a newspaper when it should be embarrassed by an incompetent journalist and isn’t?
As a long-time Popeye fan, I established the Ethics Alarms designation in the spinach-gulping sailor’s honor to mark the times when I feel compelled to rail against a particularly persistent media distortion of reality. This morning’s New York Times sports section, in a bottom of the page article about ESPN firing one of its more … Continue reading An Ethics Alarms Popeye: Boy Am I Sick Of THIS Lie!
And that’s why I woke up at 4:00 am to write this.
I’ve been tempted to write this post for more than a decade, but the picture above, of the line to reach the summit of Mount Everest stretching out like the ticket line for an Avengers movie, was the last straw. As Popeye said, “That’s all I can stand, cause I can’t stands no more!” The … Continue reading A Memorial Day Popeye: Life Competence And Climbing Everest
Yup, still angry…
I can’t stand by quietly when I’m insulted like this…nobody should.
This could be an Ethics Dunce, an Unethical Quote, a “Stop making me defend Donald Trump” or even a KABOOM!, but it’s really a Popeye.
A big part of our current problem as a nation lies in the fact that so many Americans don’t question the validity of its press.
It also brings inadvertently a truth into the light: The people who ran this story… They care about politics more than the victims, more than their espoused principles, because if they cared about their principles, they wouldn’t have waited to time the the story to do the most damage, they just would have run it.