Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Publicity for more than a decade has been there's less profit for media conglomerates to discover and sell the news. But progress devoured the veracity of information long before the birth of this generation as a compelling story has come before the facts for a very, very long time. Apparently Martin Luther didn't tack his 95 Theses above a door as a publicity stunt to shame the Catholic Church hierarchy for exploiting the poor as alleged by his admirers, who through the printing press in January 1518 mounted Martin Luther's fame. Instead Martin Luther followed protocol by sending his criticisms up the Catholic Church chain of command. But as, the film director, John Ford said, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

Will the business of news presentation die, blamed as the culprit, because over time the crafted quality presentations circumvented people's desire to measure the news, since seeking, what was planted in everyone's lap, was out of fashion a very, very long time ago? Blaming the messengers for their having to represent a constituent opinion, rather than uncovering facts that could add up to comprehensive information? For corroboration of pervasive sycophanticism all one has to do is recognize Brit Hume's repetitive, rhetorical rant, on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, that liberalism is government enterprise. No, he doesn't say it that way specifically? Good, keep paying attention.
That profit is so disheveled, the news is not the marketplace of ideas but of messages to be bought and sold is the public's fault we haven't insisted on the whole story. Everyone following their own philosophies in sound bytes rather than expanding the political intellectual sphere. Or is political intellectualism just an oxymoronAnd court of public opinion not a trial? 

So while unaware of having these specific thoughts in mind, I looked to see an article of some detail in The New York Times' New Party Pick Putin as Leader by  labeled WORLD BRIEFING | EUROPE. But what I found was just a little tid-bit of accepted Western wisdom, without expansion, as if pasted to the Internet by Gawker itself except for the portent of important politics.  
Obviously I don't get around much as I can't remember ever hearing or seeing President Putin speak nonstop in English for 2 minutes and 28 seconds before. C/O The New York Times and the Kremlin.
Defining Free Speech Is Confining?

How Right Was The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member Dorothy Rabinowitz About The Notorious "All Powerful Bicycle Lobby Enterprise?"


Bike lanes by Casey Neistat

More importantly will this be the summer safe cycling isn't a debate? Because that's how the interview ends with both women shrugging and deciding they'll see how the fate of this bicycle program is perceived. 

Basically, Ms. Rabinowitz is right. The proliferation of sidewalk riding and traffic light running defies what is accepted proper street etiquette. Except the question that preceded her tirade was about a comparison of traffic deaths by automobile compared to no deaths by bicycle over the same period. Where have over aggressive irresponsible bike riders gotten their feeling that anything goes when it comes to traffic survival? From the culture's love of the car and willingness to forgive anything. The Chinese are destroying their environment and are now so addicted to luxury and riches the car brought to the world's elite that it's official few care whether the poor ever catch up or not.   

The popular story was tid-bitted by James Fallows in The Atlantic and Erik Wemple in The Washington Post, among many publications and WSJ. Even Anti-Bike Crusader Dorothy Rabinowitz Will Not Be Silenced by  in New York

But even if it were true bicycling was funneling gazillions of dollars through the system for political domination, the transportation industry's funds are available for a bountiful supply of all-powerful lobbies in many more venues than the challenge of making transportation safe for cyclists. Though it's really endearing watching Dorothy Rabinowitz express her steadfast belief. So no this won't be the summer the United States finally debates traffic. No this is the summer history judges the public's imagination as one fraudulently manufactured by colliding selfish financial motivations.

Last week at Red Lantern Bicycles I attended a discussion of the history of the New York City bicycle movement sponsored and hosted by Mike Green of BikeBlogNYC and Nona Varnado of theBirdWheelAnd you'd never seen an event look less sponsored by huge financial interests. While some people have made money from promoting bicycle transportation, for the most part, civilization is in these people's debt for caring enough long before the bike cult, the "powerful bicycle lobby enterprise," became a faction politicians might have to please.

Short Story Memorial for Counter Culturist, 
Bohemian Tuli Kupferberg