Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Montel Conspiracy

Okay, I admit it.

I'm one of those obsessive, sweaty armpits types--at times--that's always looking for a 'gunman in the grassy knoll' no matter what.

Seriously, don't get me started on the JFK Assassination, or I'll start talking like Kevin Costner doing Jim Garrison.

"Back...and to the left....Back and to the left..."

Heck, the jury is still out for me concerning Princess Diana's death, but I digress.

My point--and I do have one--is that many times I think the 'conspiracy' is there. Whether that means I need to up my dosage of Lexapro, or whether it's the intrepid reporter in me I have no idea.

Case in point: Montel Williams

When I have time, and the TV is on, I'll catch Montel. He's one of the least offensive daytime talk show hosts, in my opinion, and he's a military veteran, etc. Most of his shows are helpful, instead of "Who My Baby Daddy?" shows on that disgusting "Maury" show.

Montel's staying power is evident, as he's been on the air for over 16 years. But that just changed, abruptly, as several Fox affiliates, etc. refused to re-up their contracts with Montel. This, in and of itself, would not be a smoking gun, or enough to warrant a grassy knoll, however add the following interview with Montel on the Fox Network's morning program--Fox and Friends (how original), just seven days before he was axed from television, and it makes for good conspiracy conversation.

Give a big salute to Montel Williams--a true patriot--who dared to point out the absurdity of the 'cult of celebrity' in America. Don't get me wrong, I was saddened by the passing of Heath Ledger, as I am saddened by any young person who dies before their time.

However, four homeless persons in Atlanta died in one night, from exposure, right around the time of Heath's death, and it was barely covered by local news and, to my knowledge, nothing in the national news about these four people.

And that's what they were: human beings, just like Heath. I wonder who they were, what they did in their lives, and I wonder even more about a country whose government is bent on spending billions of dollars on a fraudulent war, killing men and women every day, who allows anyone in this country to go without adequate shelter.

With the amount of money spent on this war, America could clothe, house, feed every homeless person, family, in this country.

Montel Williams spoke a truth that Fox News wouldn't know if it bit them on their fleshy ass, and I do believe that it resulted in his show being yanked, primarily due to Fox affiliates refusing to re-up their contracts for the show. This diversion from what is going on in Chad, Kenya, Iraq, Iran, etc., by focusing on every fart Britney makes, or the next blond-haired ,blue-eyed teenage girl that disappears--thousands of minority teens go missing every day, and we see little coverage anywhere--is precisely what our government wants us to see and hear every day.

Well, that and watching Hillary "cry" on cue, after she loses a primary race.

Folks, if you believe you are getting "the real truth" from any network or cable news organization, then you must believe that JFK, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are all living on a remote island in Fiji.

....well, don't get me started on that theory, either....


Suzer said...

Amen! And way to go, Montel!

Diane said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. FOX is now so off my radar (I NEVER watch it) that I forget that every VERY rare "once in a while" somebody has the courage to speak Truth to FOX. Had it not been for you getting the word out, I probably wouldn't have witnessed Montel's courage, nor would I have known he's a veteran.

For better or worse, I just don't watch anything on FOX because that's how I send them the signal that I do not support what they do. Just like I don't shop at Wal-mart if I can help it, even if they have something I want that I can't find anywhere else.

I hope Montel moves to MSNBC, which is where I go when I want to see someone (Keith Olbermann always; Abrams, Matthews, Carlson less consistently) speak truth to power. In fact, Keith should have Montel on Countdown or make him and the subject of your blog entry into one of his Special Comments.