In a recent post, I wrote: "Some people will always blame the media - and why not? The media gets blamed if calves are birthed prematurely or hailstones flatten the alfalfa crop."
This was a little joke, and I know I shouldn't do this because some of the visitors to this blog require jokes to be really, really big before they get that they are jokes.Thankfully, they are only a small minority. As evidenced by the replies to my last post, a pretty interesting an educated crowd usually gathers here.
I confess I always equate a sense of humor with intelligence. Nine times out 10, the person who doesn't get the joke is the person who is as thick as two bricks. On that score, dear reader. I am in luck. I recognize, through the wonder of the latest in PG steam-driven software, that you are one of those humorous types of readers for whom life is just one long stretch of thinking and laughter, unless the Steelers or Penguins should lose.
And it is for you, appreciative, laugh-hungry reader, that I reproduce the following e-mail I received last week from a person in Deland, Fla., (Probable Civic Motto: "America's Best Village for Idiots"). It is not only hilarious in a pathetic sort of way but also proves the original point of the little joke about calves and alfalfa fields.
The Media is the Cause of High Health Costs
The U.S., Canada, and UK Media (Newspapers, Radio, TV) do not want to lose their customers, the advertising doctors, dentists, hospitals, drug companies, and educational institutions, or get their governments angry at them so they do not inform citizens how, these governments CREATE your high health cost with the misuse of licensing, and because you are not aware of the reasons for your high costs you do not vote or lobby to change things. Journalists don't want to get fired, so they don't squeal. The U.S. pays 3300 U.S health lobbyists 1/4 Billion, each year, to increase your health costs.
Remember folks, if it should rain or you should stub your toe, don't forget to blame the media.