And the article spoke of "Rallies held across the country Saturday to support thousands of protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol in their fight against Republican-backed legislation aimed at weakening unions."
And so on, and so on.
Needless to say, IMHO what Governor Walker is doing here is despicable and may even be illegal (a work force's right to organize IS, in fact, a matter of labor rights, codified legislation and common law, after all!) But at this point I don't really want to get into THAT part of things. The Republicans spent years fucking everything up, finally got voted out, and then spent the last two years lying to the American public so effectively that [the American people] were stupid enough to put them back into power... And then have enough mind-numbing stupidity to actually be surprised that they've gotten right back to fucking everythingng up again!
But no, I don't want to talk about that. While it's what I spent most of last year doing, I no longer have the time, patience or emotional energy needed to continue to catalog all the ways in which the Republicans suck. Especially given how spineless and useless Obama and the Democrats have been. Not to mention the media.
Which brings me to this:
Now remember, the headline read (and article supported): Thousands SUPPORT the Union Protesters!
Let's take a look at the signs in the above photograph that was attached the the article. (And I've downloaded it, and pasted it here, in case they come to their senses and CHANGE the fucking thing!)
"Fight Union Thugery" (Spelled wrong, BTW! Two "g's" in thuggery! Maybe that one should have stayed in school!)
"Public Union 4th Branch of Gov't, Hell No!"
"Union Leadership Out of Control"
"Even FDR opposed public unions"
"Love my country, ashamed of Gov't" (what do you want to bet this red-neck hypocritically boycotted the Dixie Chicks at some point?)
4/5 of the legible signs are vehemently ANTI-Union! And the last one? Well... I can't necessarily tell. One could argue that he ashamed of what Gov. Walker is doing, but given the crowd he's in, I'm far more inclined to say that it just more of the same anti-Big-Government paranoia and nonsense that the Right has become
Big time FAIL on the part of mail.com's photo department.
I'm almost waiting to see a picture of Michael Vick attached to the next article about the Humane Society winning some award or something.
And BEHOLD, YOUR LIBERAL MEDIA!