This may come as a surprise to some, but I am an avid follower of the Fox News Network. It's where I get much of my national news, although I do get local news from CBS, the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Journal. On occasion I venture over to any one of the liberal news networks just to recall why I can't stand to watch their socialist propaganda and politically correct buffoonery.
Recently though, I have become disillusioned with Fox amid their unremitting coverage of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. With all due respect to the Khashoggi family, I'm tired of hearing about this man.
To fill in the back story, Mr. Khashoggi was a journalist for the Washington Post living in the swamp known as Washington DC. He might have been part of the swamp. Although he held American citizenship, he was born in Saudi Arabia. He has evidently been a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the thirty-three-year-old son of the King Salmon of Saudi Arabia. You may have heard about the prince, as he recently lifted the ban on women driving. Being the kings favorite son, the young prince has been allowed by his dad to run the country since 2015. Evidently, he is not ruling well according to some, and Mr. Khashoggi has been reporting about it for some time. For the record, I have no opinion either way about Mr. Khashoggi or the Prince.
Fast forward to this month. Mr. Khashoggi enters the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on the 2nd to get a copy of his divorce papers so he can get married to his mistress, a Turkish citizen. She waits outside for him, but he never comes back out. It is now presumed he was murdered, and possibly at the direction of the Prince.
Fingers are now being pointed, testosterone levels are through the roof, and a massive amount of butt covering is going on. The King has personally sent his right hand man to meet with the Turkish president, our Secretary of State has been dispatched there so as to hear justification from all sides. The Liberals and their lapdog media is scouring for ways to blame the murder on Trump. All of this is being covered ad-nauseum by Fox News since the time it happened.
As with everything that goes on in the Middle East, this has the world in an uproar. The various tribes of the Middle East have been killing each other for thousands of years and quite frankly, I don't have the energy to get too excited anymore because a journalist got murdered over five thousand miles from here in what is basically a war zone. You can bet, Mr. Khashoggi was not the only person murdered that day in Turkey for political reasons, or any of the other countries in the area.
If there is anybody out there that can explain to me, in a rational, civil manner, why this event has taken over my news network, I'd be very grateful. What is so special about this one sixty-year-old individual - is it because he was a journalist?
Meanwhile, since that presumed murder, fifty miles away from where we live, twenty-two people have been murdered on the south side of Chicago - the "Middle East" of the Midwest. Can you name any of those people? Has Fox News, or any national news network given details of those murders, that just keep happening just north of here?
Oh, the local nightly news will report on the murders for one-night's "breaking news" coverage with scenes of anguished mothers shrieking hysterically. The Chicago newspapers will blast it on the front page, then add the name to their ongoing homicide victim's online tally report. Then the whole matter will fade away while nothing gets done to stop the senseless killings, which evidently the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois are either too inept, broke, or unwilling to clean up the streets. God, and the ACLU, forbid that someone gets stopped and frisked in the hopes it might save children.
Did you know little Julien Gonzalez, all of two-years-old, was killed when he was shot in the neck in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago? (What he was doing outside at 10:15 at night watching two women fight is another story for a commentary another day, but I digress.) Just imagine the horror and pain of your two-year-old getting shot in the neck.
Seems to me we have our priorities screwed up, folks.