I’ve never been one to care much for the media. I barely watch TV, and I only watch the news if there’s absolutely nothing else on or the internet isn’t working. Why? Because when I was very young I learned media houses were owned by various political entities. Shocked as I was, I remember my mother telling me this like it was just common knowledge. As I grew, I came to learn that it was. So how are we supposed to trust people who clearly have other interests? They’re all liars as far as I’m concerned; bake you a mud pie and tell you it’s chocolate fudge.
So I wasn’t surprised when a new tip got to me that a certain huge media house was involved in some shenanigans. The TV station in question had been running ads for an exposé Investigative Feature that brought to light the fact that the Kenyan government was recruiting Kenyan youths to the Somali National Army to go to Somalia and fight Al Shabaab. What supposedly happened next was that some super high ranking military bullies marched their way into this media house and put a halt on the show that was supposed to start yesterday. If you’ve figured out which show and what station, you know it didn’t air yesterday. It also won’t air today. Probably not tomorrow either. Because it’s my understanding that 2 of the station’s leading journalists have been sent with the military to the Kenya-Somalia border to water down the report, as commissioned by their CEO. Also, they’re getting paid sideways by men in green camo outfits.
So, my legal senses tell me that this is where the disclaimer should come in. These are all rumors.
That said, I believe
most close to all of this could be true. I also believe that few – if any – will try and do anything about it.
Let me tell you why. First, just because I wrote this, the CEO of said media house is probably already barking orders and sweating ball juice all over his over priced slacks blaming every other person in the vicinity. Someone may get fired. Someone will surely get threatened. Dear sweaty-ball-CEO-guy, relax. It’s not who you think it is. We have sources too.
Secondly, our media is shameless. Not because of their soulless practices but because in spite of that the masses still follow them and more importantly, those in power bankroll them. So they’ll air whatever version of this feature they please, write some made up stories on their adjacent print media and make their case real. And the large majority will listen and take it in as fact.
Thirdly and finally, because there really isn’t shit we can do. Honestly, what are we as bloggers supposed to do against a military conspiracy outside of exposing it? Bear in mind, we’ve spared facts and names to protect the guilty and innocent, but really, hypothetically speaking, if I said ‘Boycott X-Media-Group’, how many of you would follow suit?
There are enough of you out there that we could make a change, a real one, and avail the real stories and the real facts being hidden by media houses today. If you read what I wrote carefully, you see that one journalist was not afraid, and was willing to investigate the ugly truth.
Not every journalist is evil; but almost none are free. And excuse me, Mr. and Mrs. Expert, but for that reason, my keystroke will forever be worth more than your entire suit-and-tie minstrel show of a newsreel. The worst of you are little more than second rate political prostituted puppets. But rest assured puppet reporter, you are not the problem. Your bosses, the government, the military, the wealthy, those that pull the strings that pull your strings are.
So for that reason, few – if any – will do anything about any of this.
I write this for the few.