Over lunch, I saw a car that wins the prize for Most Obnoxious Bumper Sticker of the Year.
It said, "What right does the liberal media have to push their filth on me?"
Is this question for real? What does it supposed to mean? Who is this liberal media? What do you consider filth? And most importantly, why would anyone question who gave who certain rights when it comes to media?
It's called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
One's definition of filth could be another's definition of art.
Take, for example, almost any reality show on television. I know folks who are offended by the cussing, innuendo and strong sexual content often found on these shows. My niece, however, finds them riveting.
Who are you to tell her she can't watch the show because it offends you? If you censor the show because you don't like it, you take away the joy others find in that particular "artform." It's easier and better for everyone that you just turn off the show you find offensive.
But it goes against my morals and offends my religion, you say.
Here's the wake-up call some people have trouble getting through their heads: Not everyone believes the same things you do, and if you go back to that First Amendment, you'll see that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
There should be a code of professional and ethical conduct people follow, but if we start basing our moral code on one religion or the next, we'll eventually be no better than those third-world countries whose women are repeatedly beaten and raped because -- let's face it, in most world religions women are viewed as the subservient sex. (Not an opinion, just a sociological observation.)
I can only assume that the person/people whose car(s) sports this bumper sticker are referencing "liberal media" news outlets. They're only reporting the news. They're informing YOU about the events going on in YOUR world. If you think they have a slant on it you don't like, turn it to another station. That's YOUR right.
In other words, it's like your Momma always said: If you don't like it, don't look at it.