March 08, 2006

Yellow Drudgery

Upon seeing this banner on the Drudge Report yesterday, the old feeder thought that either the Mexican Federales had finally invaded the US, or maybe Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano was really cracking down on wetback traffic on her border with Mexico. I have secret hopes that the Aztlan folks will annex all of America's southwest states into their new nutso nation. Maybe this was the beginning.

But no. The Big Banner was a fake. The second paragraph of Drudge's linked news story has the let-down:
National Guard troops have worked at the border since 1988, but Napolitano signed an order authorizing commanders to station an unspecified number of additional soldiers there to help federal agents.
Sensationalism in headline writing has been the vogue since news was scratched onto clay tablets. Using the headline to insert editorial opinion is a more recent art. The folks who bring us the news, most all of 'em, are either destroying their already shredded reputation for honesty, or else trying to stupefy their audience into buying their editorial slant. Result: a nation half populated by slavering moonbats who eat this "news" raw, and half by wizened cynics who don't believe or trust anyone.
Move that handbasket over a bit closer to the furnace.

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