How fiercely crass is The New York Times? We’ll tell you.
On April 12th 2017 they promoted a “controversial” story about the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street and how it turned the sculptor of the Wall Street bull rather peevish.
It turned out to generate massive coverage and feedback from people all over the world.
Great, you might say?
Not so great, we say.
Because the “Fearless Girl” statue was commissioned by State Street Capitol Advisors – Who The New York Times took Big $ from for a Big Ad in their same day’s Business Section which just so happened to blare – get this – “Sometimes Shit Happens.”
Well, actually, the ad said – “Sometimes —– Happens.”
But why be coy when you’re in bed with The New York Times and promoting yourself by ludicrously tying your corporate profits onto the back of the Women’s Rights Movement?
Talk about shame.
Shame on The New York Times.
Shame on State Street Capitol Advisors.
Shame on all those who got suckered into this false “discussion” of “Fearless Girl” when the real issue is about two corporations making a tempest in a teapot in order to generate corporate profits.
If you thought Pepsi and Kendall Jenner were tone deaf on race relations before, NOW it’s even worse!
That TV ad about race relations in America was actually filmed by Pepsi in Thailand!
Because it was CHEAPER.
Actor in Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Reveals Most Extras Were Not from U.S and Didn’t Understand the Racial Issues
People magazine talked to an extra on the shoot who spilled the beans. They said no one on the shoot even knew what was going on.
I mean, how many Black Lives Matters groups are there in Bangkok?
Again, a monstrous US multi-national corporation that cares only about profits tries to make money off the deaths and abuse of thousands of humans.
Pepsi – Pour a taste on a grave, why dontcha.
We should have known it was fishy when the US gave Russia advance notice that we were going to bomb Al Shayrat Airfield in Syria.
Since when do you give the ENEMY advance notice they are going to be bombed!?
Now, the proof is in: Less than 24 hours after Trump’s “triumphant” Syrian strike the airbase is up and running and fighter jets are flying off the runways and hitting innocent Syrian civilians.
Reminds us of that episode from Joseph Heller’s classic WWII novel “Catch 22” where the US Air Force makes an agreement to bomb their own airbase.
It was a good business decision.
Now, Trump can pretend he took a stand. The Russians can pretend outrage over an action that did no material damage.
The US media can fawn all over Trump as being more “presidential” than Obama who was the Syrian “wimp” while the Democrats can whine and pontificate about why they weren’t consulted about such “war” actions when actually they’ve got no alternatives, meanwhile they’re crying rivers over Assad’s repeated gas attacks.
As big corporate sponsors such as Mercedes Benz and Allstate withdrew their advertising money from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly’s TV program based on multiple lawsuits where he settled sexual harassment claims, the Indianapolis based corporation Angie’s List has decided to Stand By Its Sexually Harassing Man O’Reilly.
Cheryl Reed, spokeswoman for Angie’s List, as quoted in The New York Times said, “Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”
By Angie’s List’s own logic, then…if a corporation such as Angie’s List CHOOSES to sponsor a PROVEN CORRUPTOR such as Bill O’Reilly, then consumers should CHOOSE NOT TO USE that corporation – ANGIE’S LIST.
Thanks for giving us that option, Angie!
Cause when Bill O’Reilly comes after you or your daughters or your friends or anyone you know, he’ll be smiling that creepy smile knowing YOU’VE got his back.
Angie’s List has proudly touted their Indianapolis, Indiana headquarters location, knowing they are in the heart of Mike Pence territory where religious-backed Right-Wing politics rule the land and women’s rights are held in such low esteem that Governor Pence made it his policy never to sit down at a table with a single woman, fearing the supposed backhand of God swatting him across his dirty little mind.
Trumps healthcare bill.
It failed miserably.
And he’s supposedly the man who stakes his reputation on The Art of the Deal.
It’s baldly clear Donald Trump couldn’t make a political deal to save his ass.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, he and his relatives are raping the American peoples by signing billion dollar contracts between their companies and Chinese corporations with Chinese military ties.
But do any of those “hillbilly” voters – written about so elegiacally by a Harvard dude – read The Wall Street Journal to keep up on these deals?
No. They’re too busy scoring hydrocodone and oxymorphone manufactured by Big Pharma then getting constipated and getting Rx’s from their docs for more Big Pharma meds so they can poop again so they can keep up their White-American hillbilly addictions.
And some hillbilly Harvard dude will write another book and get more facetime on the tube explaining all that hillbilly pain.
We call it something else: Willful stupidity.
Want to know more? Just ask…
What an exciting win by that Kansas Jayhawk team over the Michigan State Spartans!
And aren’t we glad we weren’t distracted from all that terrific basketball by being reminded that the Kansas b-ball players are involved in the rape of a 16 year old minor in their dorm room?
Or that spectacular Fab Freshman Josh Jackson – constantly touted by CBS announcers – is currently charged with destroying a female University of Kansas basketball player’s car and threatening to beat her up?
Yes, yes, yes. Don’t distract us with all that.
At least that’s what Kansas Coach Bill Self said about his player’s criminal behavior when asked by the press.
And his star player Josh Jackson – taking a cue from his role model and mentor, Bill Self – said the same thing to reporters when questioned about why he wants to beat up female basketball players: He doesn’t want to talk about something that is a distraction to what’s more important – The Big Game.
We jokingly put it this way.
What isn’t a joke is that it was a FEMALE CBS sideline reporter who was given the job to question Josh Jackson on this matter – AND SHE LET HIM OFF.
In the state of Kansas, Bill Self has carte blanche to run rampant over the rules and the law when it comes to college basketball and the farmers don’t care what he does as long as he wins.
Apparently, no one in the world of college basketball cares either.
We saw them in the Northwestern game ignore an arm going up through the basket. And give the game to Gonzaga.
Then we saw them in the Arkansas game review the video and refuse to see what the world saw: A North Carolina hand deflect the ball causing it to go out of bounds with a minute left. Then remarkably refused to call a blatant charge on North Carolina’s next possession.
At that point we knew the fix was in. These NCAA refs are criminally irresponsible.
The NCAA and the referees always have conferences before the games. This much is known.
The favorite teams always get the favored calls.
So far, in every game in the tournament the favored team has been hit with less fouls than the underdog. Figure that one out. What are the possible odds of that happening?
Only when the underdog has undeniably taken advantage will the refs let go of the game – that is, usually.
We always thought it was great for underdogs to win. We always thought it was the American Way for the Little Guy to battle it out and prove that guts and determination can overcome the bullies and the braggarts.
Well, welcome to the New America. In the New America they want the Big Teams to stay big and they want the winners to keep winning and they’re willing to cheat the system to keep it that way.
Need any proof?
Just watch the NCAA Tourney.