Down on the Ground with the Media Punks

By George Sibley

There’s a certain kind of a high school punk you probably all remember – the guys (or girls) who were always picking fights – between other people. They would exploit misunderstandings, momentary irritations, whatever, egging a couple people into making a big deal out of nothing; then – “Let’s you and him fight it out,” was the line. They took as a kind of profane obligation the spreading of chaos and violence in the world around them.

As one who spends quite a bit of time in the often futile pursuit of actual information from the mainstream media (MSM), I begin to realize that some of those punks never grew out of that; they just went into the “communications” field.

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