CNN’s Cleaver

I received this light-hearted story with a brilliant sally in an email today…and thought it was apropos as we have a tremendous racial divide threatening to cleave a deeper valley into our US of A.  And as I’ve posted earlier, I feel CNN is behind some – if not a lot – of this cleaving.

So here it is.

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A biker… Once a Marine, always a Marine.

A Harley  Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning  into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his  Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful  punch.

Reeling 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 reporter has watched the whole  event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I’ve seen a  man do in my whole life.”

The Harley rider 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 reporter for CNN, and tomorrow’s headlines will have this story… So, what do you do for a living and what political  affiliation do you have?’

The biker  replies, “I’m a U.S. Marine and a Republican.”

The journalist leaves.

The  following morning, the biker checks CNN to see if it indeed brings news of his actions and sees:

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS  LUNCH

…and THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days…

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