Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Exchange of Words Story

I sat and watched this exchange with the White House adviser (Stephen Miller) and CNN's Jim Acosta.

The topic ended up being immigration and a change coming from the Trump Administration.

Oddly, Acosta delivered the 'Give me your tired, your hungry' speech from the Statue of Liberty theme, and suggested a terrible future coming with the immigrant theme.

Miller came back and put this in the correct prospective.

Over the past seven months, I've been routinely watching the raw coverage from the White House press meetings....NOT the packaged material that you typically saw from CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox News.  Their packaged material always had a narrative driven into it.  You were better off watching the raw coverage and making an interpretation by your own judgement.

For the news pretenders....one has to admit that their style is slick but deceiving.  They have an agenda to sell you.  It's like walking onto a Ford lot and having the dimwit salesman give you twenty fascinating facts on the F-150 pick-up.  You go home, and do some research, and then determine an additional ten negatives about the F-150, and realize that the salesman has no real concern over facts, just sales.

As for the 'Give me your tired, your poor' speech?  Few realize where this came from.  It was a sonnet from "The New Colossus".  American poet Emma Lazarus, active in the 1870s and 1880s as a poet.....wrote the piece....dying in 1887 at age 38.  It was part of an effort in the early 1880s to raise money for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.  One might note here....the US federal government wasn't going to go and pay for much of anything related to the statue.

Around 1903, a brozne plague was put up on the statue with the poem.