Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Can't Decide

Well, I'm not sure what to think about this one.

Watching the Daily show tonight, I saw an ad from these people. On the one hand, it was an "uplifting" message about a high school voting for a girl with Downs Syndrome for queen of some formal dance. And they were clapping and cheering nicely. On the other hand, the dude who funds this foundation and another one has an overall agenda I despise.

According to Wikipedia, I was treated to this bit of inspiration by none other than Philip Anschutz. Who's he? Well, again, I turned to Wikipedia and read that he's a gazillionaire who dabbles in all sorts of stuff. If you read a newspaper with "Examiner" in the title, chances are it's his. He owns(or owns bits of) some soccer teams, hockey teams, oil companies, railroads, and of course some major controversy with regard to London's Milennium Dome. Oh, yeah, and he also apparently hates on homosexuals and funds the Discovery Institute. So, basically a businessman with a disturbing streak of pure evil.

So, I guess that when I think about this I'm not so worried that he's sneaking an outright evil agenda onto the public airwaves via a disingenuous non-profit organization. Anything that diverts resources from his other projects (without obvious harm to humanity) seems like a step in the right direction to me.

2 comments:

Schrack Attack said...

Nice blog!
I am not sure what to think about this either...hmmm. I saw you are a Laurie Berkner fan as well...i have some behind the scenes and performances your kid-o may love to watch on my blog.

The COG said...

Yeah, this guy seems to be a bit of a right winger. I just did a quick look at his Russia Blog. It is clearly an appology for Putin. Nice things can be and should be said about Russia but there is no need for candy coating.

If media is dishonest in one area, it is likely to be so in others. I am guessing that there is an agenda to the nice foundations.