Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Need For Tabloid Controversy...

Thank God for things like this,

Married couples in France could end up with criminal records for insulting each other during arguments.

Under a new law, France is to become the first country in the world to ban ' psychological violence' within marriage.

The law would apply to cohabiting couples and to both men and women.

That way we don't have to talk about things like,

We really should start to wonder if the automobile has the same status in Islamic teaching as pigs and dogs - and as that of truthful language in journalism. In an event that was largely ignored by the Lamestream Media, Reuters reports that "youths" in France burned, according to its headline, "hundreds" of cars on New Year's Eve. But when you read the very short article, you learn that the headline certainly understates the matter. Writes Reuters:

The number of vehicles torched was only 10 short of the record 1,147 burned this time last year, even though the Interior Ministry mobilized 45,000 police during the night - 10,000 more than 12 months ago.

Now, putting "hundreds" in the headline is probably just a nod to brevity, as the much more sensational number is revealed in the piece's body. What is not divulged, of course, is the nature of the "youths."

Ah, those mysterious, generic youths are at it again. A lot of trouble those youths are. Call me crazy, but I suspect that if the "youths" were evangelical Christians, the adjectives used to describe them would, uh . . . well, just be a tad more specific.


Yes, the best way to sweep the rampage of "youths" (aka, non-White males between the ages of 12 and 75) under the rug is to do it with asinine legislation that will cause a flurry of debate on magazine "news" programs across the land.

And if that doesn't work, out come the "groundbreaking" sex studies.

Bread and circuses.