The Biker and the Lion

Here’s a parable – or fable, if you prefer – for America’s modern, twilight age. It’s entitled The Biker and the Lion.

A biker was riding his Harley by the zoo in Washington, DC when he saw a little girl leaning into the lions cage. Suddenly, the lion grabbed her by the cuff of her jacket and tried to pull her inside to slaughter and eat her, under the eyes of her terrified, screaming parents.

The biker jumped off his Harley, ran to the cage and hit the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumped back, releasing the girl, and the biker brought her to her terrified parents, who thanked him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressed the Harley rider saying, “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing Ive seen a man do in my whole life.”

The Harley rider replied, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.”

The reporter said, “Well, Ill make sure this wont go unnoticed. Im a journalist, you know, and tomorrows paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?”

The biker replied, “Im a U.S. Marine and a Republican”

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker bought the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and read, on the front page:

U.S.MARINE-BIKER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

That pretty much sums up the liberal news medias approach to the news these days.

— Author Unknown
Received via Forwarded E-Mail

Such is the nature of the modern MSM. There’s certainly some humor in that, especially in the great lengths the media will go to twist facts enough to villify whoever must be vilified in order to pander to the basest and most mean of the population within America.

Remember always that that which is utterly undeserving of respect is always deserving of mockery. 😉

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12 Responses to “The Biker and the Lion”

  1. Nabiha Meher Says:

    Hey John,

    This email you received is a variation of an email going around in 2002 I think. It was about a Muslim rescuing someone and then being reported as a terrorist. It was written at the time when millions of Muslims in America became “terrorists” overnight, including those who died trying to help out after the WTC collapsed. I’ll send you the original if I can find it.

  2. jonolan Says:

    If you can find a copy of that email,send it over to me. I’ll put it up as well.

  3. Elric66 Says:

    POST 911 SUBVERSION: Institutionalized Islamic Propaganda as Dictated by “Society of Professional Journalists”

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/01/post-911-institutionalized-islamic-propaganda-as-dictated-by-society-of-professional-journalists.html

    Have no idea what you mean Nabiha

  4. jonolan Says:

    It’s quite possible that both phenomena occur, Elric66. The MSM is prone to portray people as they choose to or for their own agendas as opposed to reporting the facts of the matter.

    It might well serve their purposes to both misreport Muslim activities in a negative light and to also do as you’ve cited. It would better sow dissension and controversy.

    Remember this? Didn’t you find it suspicious that the MSM made a big deal out of it and then exposed the falsity of it, thereby painting those outraged over the matters in the original story as reactionary fools?

    The same technique could be used elsewhere…

  5. Elric66 Says:

    I dont see much of a phenomena of the MSM painting muslims in a negative light. I do see a lot of it in propping up muslims in a positive light. How much media is on Rifqa Bary, or the persecution of the Copts in Egypt? Why do they call rioting muslims in Europe “youths”? Why do they lie so much when it comes to the Israeli/Pali conflict in favor of the Palis? And on and on

  6. jonolan Says:

    On the other hand we in the West also don’t normally hear about any possible dissent from Islamism and Shari’a with the Muslim population, Elric66.

    There are plenty of less devout Muslims – just as we have many “Sunday and Holiday” Christians – who do not follow the full tenets of their religion and who do speak out against it.

    The media, for its own reasons, is less than likely to report on this.

    Remember that both slanted reporting such as you describe and failing to report things can and are used by the MSM to manipulate people.

  7. Elric66 Says:

    “On the other hand we in the West also dont normally hear about any possible dissent from Islamism and Sharia with the Muslim population.”

    Probably because there isnt much.

  8. Elric66 Says:

    Google Islam search “bug” continues, Day 10

    Suicide of the West Alert: It has been ten days since I first posted about how Google is censoring negative search suggestions on Islam, and four days since Google said that this was not dhimmi self-censorship, but a “bug,” and would soon be corrected.

    For some reason, the mighty search engine can’t seem to fix this “bug.” Try it for yourself. Search for “Christianity is” at Google and a host of negative recommendations pop up:

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/01/google-islam-search-bug-continues-day-10.html

    Seems Google likes to manipulate as well

  9. jonolan Says:

    That’s nice, Elric66.

    It think we’ve exhausted this particular rat hole and I’m not especially fond of your repeated use of these comments to interject articles about various off-topic concerns.

    Ameliorate your behavior or this is yet another blog you’ll be banned from, which would sadden me somewhat since we’re not completely opposed in viewpoint.

  10. Elric66 Says:

    Whatever

  11. ichabod Says:

    Hi jonolan;

    It is humorous and not. I wasn’t expecting the headline, yet I know these corruptions in journalistic ethics occur more than anyone would like to let on.

    I think they refer to it as propaganda 🙂

  12. jonolan Says:

    It is most certainly to my mind propaganda, ichabod. I am, however, uncertain as to its aims, since its purpose seems involute and shifting.

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