WASHINGTON: A dictionary (take your choice) defines “fool” as a person lacking in judgment or prudence. Some synonyms for fool are nincompoop, nitwit, nut, mooncalf, ninny, dipstick, and doofus. All apt descriptions for some of our Main Stream Media.
In defense of his position on the nature of Christ in his book Mere Christianity, author CS Lewis compares the fool to a poached egg:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.”
However, these “lunatic” positions Lewis refers to are defended by many agnostic secularists. These same secularists are then still presented as philosophers extraordinaire.
Such is the case in the contemporary world of politics and media were fools become philosophers.
So, on any given day a fool like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Bernie Sanders or Nancy Pelosi, any Democrats who allow themselves out in public, fit the “poached egg” definition.
There are some Republicans and Independents as well, just not as many.
However, for a population of multitudes, multitudes, of “poached eggs” look into the so-called media.
Outside a thoughtful sort like Tucker Carlson or lesser commentators on One American News, only the online blogs of clear thinkers are relatively free of them. For the most part, television is closed (newspapers are defunct) to intelligent thought.
President Trump, at a recent press conference, referred to the people who attempted to scuttle his election as guilty of treason.
Treason is the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution. “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
The President might be wrong depending on the nature of the purveyors of the scuttle. Are they enemies of the United States? While we are engaged in numerous wars, those who have scuttled probably aren’t participants.
However, Peter Alexander for NBC says to President Trump that the Constitution calls for the death penalty for treason. It does not.
Obviously, this “journalist” cannot, or did not read, the Constitution. So, how can he write? So how can he get a press pass as a journalist?
Kelly O’Donnell in support of Alexander over Trump, said that Trump’s view “Isn’t what legal scholars define as treason.”
How does O’Connell get a microphone to spew her ignorance to the airwaves?
Legal scholars have nothing to say about treason apart from what the Constitution says.
The President might be wrong, but he at least might have a leg to stand on, depending on the concept of enemies. The two so-called “journalists” have nothing to stand on. Either they have never read the Constitution, or they have lied.
However, why hasn’t anyone called these two poached eggs on their amateurish understanding of something a journalist should be familiar with: The Constitution.
It isn’t as if it’s lengthy or erudite. It is a basic document (only 4 or 5 thousand words) written in English. Presumably, journalists have taken at least high school classes in English and Civics.
However, then there’s that old bugger-boo—education in the United States—mostly garbage.
However, this is the media we have today. Uneducated or dishonest rubes who have learned the law in some after-hours saloon, hired because they wanted to “make a difference.”
If there were any semblance of an educated press out there or at least one with some integrity, there would be headlines every time these hacks report their mindless chatter. Unfortunately, there are too few honest and knowledgeable people who genuinely love their profession as journalists.
Most practice their profession within only two possible scenarios: They are liars or just damn fools.
Alternatively, they are primarily a bunch of poached eggs.