The Media That Cried Wolf

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is one of many of Aesop’s fables. A shepherd boy tricks villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock of sheep. The villagers run up the hill breathlessly only to find no wolf and the boy laughing at their frustration. After repeating this folly several times, a real wolf approaches his flock. When he cries for help, the villagers assume it’s another prank, ignore his pleas and the flock of sheep is scattered and lost. The moral is that nobody believes a liar, even when he is telling the truth. How is a twenty-five-hundred-year-old story relevant today? Let’s rewrite the fable bringing it up to date. The shepherd boy today is the collection of social justice warriors throughout the media, academia, and entertainment worlds, basically the core of the modern Democrat Party. The sheep are basic morals and goodness in society, not hating, not discriminating. The wolf is the specter of intolerance, racism, bigotry,...(Read Full Article)

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