Media has a way of reflecting the world we live in. The news media, by extension, even further reflects that world.
From my political perspective, 99.9% of the “news” that comes from Fox News is not really news. It seems to me that they are more concerned with ass kissing you know who rather than do their jobs.
Jedediah Bila has proved me wrong. The Fox & Friends host defended colleague Chris Wallace against another delightful and intelligent tweet from the man we call President.
Her reply was as follows:
“Enough with the 3rd grade name-calling. Chris is doing his job. The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop. Seriously. Enough.”
I have to hand it to her. While most of her colleagues brainlessly fawn over you know who or share baseless fringe theories, she stood up for truth.
I wish there were more on the right like her. Perhaps then, our country would move in the right direction.
The clip above is from the 2001 television miniseries Band of Brothers. Though some may say that the Holocaust is in the past and we no longer need to talk about it, I disagree. The lessons from this time in history are as relevant as they ever were.
If there is one thing the coronavirus has done, it has revealed the fractures and the major societal issues that continue to plague us. My hope is that when this is all said and done, we will live in a better world and finally learn from the past.
May the memories of those who perished within Buchenwald be a blessing.
I don’t think it is much of a stretch to say the coronavirus is a major downer, to say the least. It has changed everything about the way we live.
Anything we can do to cheer up and help goes a long way.
On Saturday, Saturday Night Seder aired on YouTube.
Featuring a number of Jewish (and non-Jewish) celebrities, the story of Passover was told in a way that I have never seen.
It was funny, it was charming and educational without hitting the audience over the head.
If there was one part that was the shit, it was Idina Menzel singing Ma Nishtana (starts at 23:53). I’ve sung that song many time over the years, but this is the first time I’ve gotten a chill down my back.
It was also an opportunity to make a worthy donation to the front line workers via the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
If the Israelites were able to survive slavery and forty years in the desert, we can survive coronavirus. We just need a little light in our lives and Saturday Night Seder provided that.