I ran into an interesting article a couple days ago http://www.independentsentinel.com/a-tragic-october-anniversary-schumer-wont-be-remembering-on-sunday/
For going on roughly 2 decades now, New York’s Chuck Schumer has found something, almost anything, especially if it promoted big government, to offer an agreeable media on Sundays. He’s generally taken advantage of what’s usually a “slow news day” to either pitch or bitch about an issue in front of a friendly gaggle of reporters. There have, however, been some rare times the camera seeking Chucky has missed those free publicity love-ins.
One notable absence was following the worst disaster in the over century-long history of the Staten Island Ferry. On Wednesday, October 15, 2003 the Andrew J. Barberi crashed full-speed in a concrete pier at St. George ferry terminal, killing 11 and injuring 165. The crash was so horrific, then Mayor Michael Bloomberg felt compelled to issue a statement saying it was not a terrorist attack.So why is that anniversary different? Well, I wasn't going to just believe the article, so I had to go get it from the "paper of record", the NY Times.
"In a statement, Ms. Weinshall, who is the wife of Senator Charles E. Schumer, cited a list of changes introduced since the disaster, including the hiring of more staff and the purchase of advanced navigational equipment."Isn't that special? It was enough to get her to officially unhyphenate her name!
Two things that we can glean from this:
1). The power of the media is AMAZING ... if they don't want us to know, we don't, if they DO, then how potato is spelled can become national news!
2). When Chucky looks over his glasses at us and gets all preachy and weepy, we know that it is called ACTING, and should have no effect in the real world!
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