Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Quote Of The Day

In dishonor of the recent ghoulish article from the AP reporting that U.S. military deaths in Iraq have surpassed the number of Americans murdered on 9/11:

"If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast."

- General William Tecumseh Sherman


Colette said...

Great quote!

Yes I agree - when in William Shakespeare's Henry IV mentions 'the first thing we do ...is kill all the lawyers.'
I believe he should have somehow changed it to read '...all the media' instead - not that I am against freedom of speech. To me, the media has always been a bit of an evil (albeit) necessity in this grand country of ours. Reporting the 'news' and journalism should be a noble pursuit - instead it's always been tainted and less than judicious - it's all about the perceived agenda - no matter which side of the fence you seem to be on...

Country Squire said...


See the last quote from the Ralph Peters article above for a sense of my opinion regarding "the media". I’m completely in favor of the First Amendment as well but, in my opinion, the MSM spends most of it’s time yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre, and that is not protected speech. In addition, since most of them lack any historical context for their remarks they, in effect, become the Pied Pipers of the uninformed.

Colette said...


I totally agree with you.

Wow - do you think we should perhaps run for cover? The sky may be falling...(just kidding)


Country Squire said...

The sky may or may not be falling but, at the very least, we should share this with Marlipern. He’d have a leftist stroke, preceded by a flurry of gibberish about protecting the First Amendment. Then I could administer the “coup de grace” by asking him “If you are such a staunch supporter of the First Amendment then can I count on your equally ferocious support the Second Amendment?’

Marlipern est morte!