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Old 01-13-2014, 03:02 PM
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This is a great satire piece. The double standard of the media is getting harder and harder for them to hide.

I知 A Traffic Survivor

You値l have to forgive me. This is a difficult time for me. This week I have been forced to confront memories I致e been trying to bury my whole life, but recent events have made that impossible. Iam a survivor of traffic jams.

It痴 not easy to talk about. Just the sight of brake lights causes flashbacks to the horror of sitting on a freeway not going anywhere. But for you, dear reader, I will be strong and push on.

You probably know a victim of traffic jams yourself. You may well be one. Be silent no more! Thanks to the actions of a mid-level staffer working for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the sweet, nourishing mainstream media finally broke its silence on this abomination. And if the coverage this week is any indication, we値l be hearing a lot more about this in the weeks heck, centuries to come.

I don稚 want your sympathy, in a few years, after some therapy, I値l bounce back somehow. But there are others out there who won稚 be as lucky. It痴 the others, the people we lost, the people who won稚 bounce back, who I worry about. Those are the people who need your prayers.

As I said, I知 eternally grateful the media finally came around and started to give this inhumane, collective indignity we致e all suffered through the level of coverage it deserves. This week New Jersey, tomorrow the world!

There are a few people and groups I want to single out for special recognition in what history books undoubtedly will call our darkest hour.

To CNN, thank you! Your wall-to-wall coverage in this time of national tragedy has been second to none. The courage you致e shown in uncluttering your airwaves of the 菟hony scandals you致e been covering over the past five years so we could know more and more and more about this is commendable. I do fear for the health of Wolf Blitzer. Yes, there is not a more trusted voice on the scourge of traffic, but the man needs his sleep. He has been hyperventilating for what seems like 36 straight hours. Please, make sure he stays hydrated and gets some rest. We will need him if, God forbid, some other random New Jersey Democrat says something about Chris Christie.

To the rest of the mainstream media, you too have shown courage in our time of need. When the three national network newscasts spent more time on the New Jersey traffic holocaust in 24 hours than the Internal Revenue Service targeting and intimidating American citizens over their political beliefs since July 1 by a factor of 44, I knew justice finally had come to America.

To Lois Lerner, wow. The word 塗ero is thrown around a lot these days, but rarely is it so fitting. The way you refused to let the nation be distracted by hearing why you ordered the IRS to target political opponents of the president of the United States it痴 like, it痴 like it痴 like it was you yourself standing in front of that tank in Tiananmen Square. And when you courageously went on a four-month paid leave before retiring with full benefits and pension rather than speaking or resigning will be taught in elementary schools well into the next millennium.

To Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department, your leadership in launching a possible criminal investigation into the driving delays in New Jersey brought a tear to my eye. I only hope your efforts to uncover the cause of this brake pad genocide does not distract you from the important work of reading journalists emails and persecuting potential 斗eakers. And I hope against hope this avalanche of idling didn稚 delay delivery of any of the thousands of yet-unaccounted-for guns you forced gun stores to sell to Mexican drug cartels, then almost immediately lost track of. It痴 吐ast and furious, not 鍍raffic jam and furious, right?

To Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Ty Woods, nice try. Sure, you waited eight hours for help that didn稚 come and wasn稚 even sent. You begged for months for more security, but you were ignored because you weren稚 causing people to move slowly across a bridge. Your continued attempts to distract attention from real issues facing Americans, such as getting home late from work, have failed as badly as your attempt to disrupt President Obama from getting sleep the night before a big fundraiser and campaign event in Las Vegas. If you wanted people to care, you shouldn稚 have gotten yourselves murdered while your repeated pleas for help were ignored by President Obama and Hillary Clinton. You should have driven at a snail痴 pace into New York, preferably in a Prius.

The list of people worthy of acknowledgement is endless, I can稚 thank them all. But I would like to send a special bit of gratitude to CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin. One of the country痴 foremost legal minds in any room in which he finds himself alone, he pronounced Chris Christie痴 political career dead before the governor had spoken a word.

Toobin has a history of crystal ball-esque soothsaying on political scandals. He had the courage to dismiss Benghazi as a nothingburger before any of the survivors were heard from or we know what orders, if any, the president gave during the eight-hour attack. He even went all Pauline Kael on us when he confessed the media ignored America痴 most prolific serial killer Kermit Gosnell, admitting no one at cocktail parties he attends in Georgetown and on the Upper East Side cared about his murder trial. And he痴 been a pioneer in the 渡othing to see here, stop looking caucus on the IRS targeting scandal. I know there aren稚 any non-presidents on Mount Rushmore, but maybe we should look into making an exception, or at least a new wing in the Newseum, to honor one of the greats.

Thank you media for courageously saving yourselves from all those hours of possible news coverage of 菟hony scandals so you could be ready when 鍍he big one came along. Congratulations for not getting sidetracked by informing your viewers of how the President did the same thing, using the power of government to inflict visible harm as possible on his constituents, on a much larger scale by using sequestration spending reductions to close the White House to tours, lengthen airport security lanes, furlough air traffic controllers and more. And he did so knowingly, not through staffers who lied to him. Your restraint left you ready to pounce when it was important. And pounce you did.
As a traffic survivor myself, I can稚 thank you enough for your prioritization in this, our darkest hour. While your efforts this week were focused on New Jersey, I know it痴 only a matter of time before you unleash teams of investigative journalists and traffic copters across the fruited plain to shave some time off commutes that could be slowed up to four days in a row for the people of one town in one state by a staffer who gets fired.

Just like 9/11, everyone will remember where they were when the wall of secrecy around this silent inconveniencer fell. We are all Fort Lee residents today. Stay strong, my traffic-bound brothers and sisters. Bumper-to-bumper finally met its match. Help has arrived; the media is on the case.
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