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mardi, septembre 07, 2010

Tongue in cheek : the media's approach to the news these days

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A man dressed in Harley Davidson leathers is visiting the zoo in Toronto, Ontario when he sees a little girl leaning into the bars of the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The biker without hesitation  runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A Cndadian press reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing  the biker says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole  life.'

The biker replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. 
I just saw this little kid in danger and  acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make  sure this won't go unnoticed. 
I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this 
story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and 
what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies, 'I'm a police officer in town for the G20 and a Conservative.'
 The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions,

and reads, on the front  page:



That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.


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