because it's not something i enjoy doing, but my friend bryce (i'm calling you my friend now bryce) just reminded me why media outlets are beyond fucked up. and if i don't tell you what they did to him, then you might watch this show and think and believe that everything he says is true and real and not manipulated in any way. and it's all a bunch of crap. because media outlets twist things. none of them are fair and balanced. they ALL have agenda's. they all show you what THEY choose to show you. word it how THEY want to word it. put emphasis on certain things to get THEIR side across.
everything has an agenda- a slant- a side. and too few of us remember that when we watch or read things.
bryce's full post about this is here, but here's the bottom line.. after hearing bill o'reilly talk about having nas perform at virginia tech, and after railing the president of the school, bryce was prompted to send an email to o'reilly in response.
"Bill, Our school has already endured enough from overzealous media coverage. You are being unfairly critical to President Steger and the Virginia Tech community. Your direct attack on our President to provoke viewers to harass him is an attack on Virginia Tech itself. I expect Nas to have the common sense to respect our community when he performs- you, Bill, have shown your lack thereof. The majority of VT students continue to support President Steger and his administration's decisions. We've had enough attacks on our campus already, so please, just leave us alone."
and the network aired this..
“Our school has already suffered enough because of overzealous media coverage. You are being unfair, Bill, and have shown a lack of respect.”
it is beyond infuriating what media outlets do to further their agenda. and if you're not personally involved in it, you may not even realize the extent to which they do it. i read this on bryce's blog and it pissed me off enough to share it with all of you. maybe i can feel better knowing that someone who normally watches the o'reilly factor and never questions it might actually think twice about the emails he posts during his show and his responses to them. maybe we'll all think twice about what is being shown to us. maybe we'll question more. not believe so willingly. maybe something will change. maybe nothing will change. maybe we'll just have more awareness. i don't know. i just needed to share.