Monday, March 31, 2008

NEVER FAILS

Fair and balanced media coverage?

A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into 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 jumps off his bike, 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 NYT reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says, "Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life."

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

"Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist from the New York Times, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this on the first page. What motorcycle do you ride and what political affiliation do you have?"

"A Harley Davidson and I am a Republican. "

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on first page:

BIKER GANG MEMBER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH.



5 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thats so good Patty.. I'nm not going to share this one with anybody until I tell it...
Tom
Give Abe my regards and tell him Tom Jane and Big Pete send of regards.

Tom

Casdok said...

Lol!!!
What are journalists like!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oi Veh! LOL.

Just watched Dancing with the Stars. I'm sort of dissapointed in the current dancers.

Pouring again in my neighborhood.

Have a good night, Patty!

Wanda said...

That's the media!! Fair and Balanced!

reader Wil said...

It's a great story! How are you today?