Thursday, April 2, 2015

Modern Journalism

A biker is riding by the zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the African lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her while her screaming parents watch, immobilized with fear. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage, and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker carries her to her terrified parents, who thank him profusely.

A newspaper reporter has seen the whole scene, and, addressing the biker says, “Sir, that was the most gallant and brave thing I have ever seen a man do in my entire life.”

"Why, it was nothing," the biker drawls. "Really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt was right."

"Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed,’ the reporter says. "I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this on the front page. What do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?"

"I'm a U. S. Marine, a Republican, and a proud conservative."

The next morning, the biker picks up the newspaper to see if the reporter has kept his word and there, plastered across the front page, is the blazing headline:

U. S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH.
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Found here and there on the net.

2 comments:

  1. Modern Journalism like Modern art is an oxymoron.

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