|1966 Dodge Pick Up photo taken from AmericanDreamCars.com|
I was driving home from an afternoon appointment downtown and noticed this dusty red pick-up (who will be referred to as Mr Red Pick Up Truck) weaving in and out of traffic rather recklessly. He was in front me tailgating the Toyota that happened to be in front of him. After the Toyota changed lanes, Mr Red Pick Up Truck was in front of me. I'm one of those people who always tries to leave enough stopping distance between me and the car in front of me but Mr Red Pick Up Truck wasn't having it. After the Toyota changed lanes, Mr Red Pick Up Truck was tailgating yet another car in front of him. I was annoyed by his aggresive driving but became more incensed when I saw the bumper sticker he had affixed to his back window.
Mr Red Pick Up's bumper sticker said "Make the Liberal Media Tell the Truth." Not only was he a bad driver but he was a chump. He is one of those people gullible enough to believe baseless claims about the liberal media. Any person with half a brain and a decent amount of common sense should know that it does not exist, Mr Red Pick Up doesn't belong to this group. I wonder what truth he is seeking 'cause I guarantee you he isn't getting the truth from his news channel of choice. I'd like my news to be fair and balanced but I know that will never happen.
Republicans from Sarah Palin to Newt Gingrich to Rush Limbaugh have trotted out their liberal media conspiracies on the regular. Get caught in a lie, blame the liberal media. Can't name one publication you read, blame the liberal media. Someone says something complimentary about President Obama, blame the liberal media. I bet Mr Red Pick Up is in their amen corner nodding and clapping every time they trot out one of their tall tales. Can't trust the liberal media to tell the truth.
I don't trust reckless drivers who tailgate, weave in and out of traffic and have stupid bumper stickers on their cars but you'll never see me put a bumper sticker on my car about it. I don't want people to think I am that petty and small when I really am.