By Alexandra Petri
Where are all the avid FOX News commentators and media watchdogs who usually fill your inbox with questions the moment a hashtag demanding #Justice starts trending? Why is everyone responding with shock and compassion instead of their usual farrago of Excessively Hot Takes and Unfounded Suspicions? Surely it is only a matter of days until I get this in my inbox.
Not sure how much coverage there’s been of this “Cecil” story where you are, but I wanted to pass on this NEW SIDE of the STORY!
It’s a true REALITY CHECK!
You may think you’re well-informed. You may feel like you “KNOW” this “CECIL.”
Remember the saying “There’s two sides to every story.”
Open your eyes and don’t be so eager to just eat what the media are SPOONFEEDING YOU.
The media keep showing majestic and powerful images of Cecil the Lion looking regal and peaceful, calling him a “beloved icon” and a “local favorite.”
This image just staples to your mind the LIBERAL FALSEHOOD of a lion who wanted nothing more than to mind his business and enjoy running his two prides (by the way, TWO prides? Sounds like that SLIPPERY SLOPE we were WARNED ABOUT by Justice Scalia. #prideparade #lionpolyamory #pridecomethbeforeafall)
Cecil The Lion was NO ANGEL. In fact, he was a lion. A PREDATOR!
They continue to show the image of dentist Walter Palmer posing next to the corpse of Cecil like some sort of “hunter” or “criminal.” But look at his beautiful smile! DO YOU SEE THE MEDIA TALKING ABOUT THE QUALITY DENTAL WORK THIS #LOCALHERO CLEARLY PROVIDES?
Instead we are having our sympathies TWISTED to benefit a conscienceless, fully mature adult ANIMAL.
“Just thirteen years old?” That’s a fully grown, adult lion. Can we stop talking about him like he’s the victim here?
IN FACT: So-called “Cecil the Lion” did not refer to himself as CECIL the LION.
He didn’t know he was called CECIL the LION. If you called him, he would not have come. If you called him and he came, he would have MAULED YOU VICIOUSLY WITH HIS FLESH-TEARING JAWS.
He referred to himself as ROOOAAAAARRRRRRR GNNR GNNR (Google Translate says that’s Lion for COLD-BLOODED MAMMAL KILLER!?!)
Where are the pictures of him posing surrounded by nubile females and wildebeest carcasses? Where we see him as he CLEARLY saw himself: a muscular, impala-hunting alpha male!! Not a “Cecil.”
I am not trying to say this was a good hunt.
I am not trying to say this lion DESERVED to die.
But the MEDIA in the USA is controlled by lions who twist and distort EVERYTHING. #lionsgate #DetroitLions #SnoopLion???
Remember “The Lion King”? SHEER UNABASHED LION PROPAGANDA. I will have you know that the plot for that movie was stolen from HAMLET, a play written by a HUMAN with NO LIONS IN IT WHATSOEVER!
Makes you think, doesn’t it?
I am FED UP with the media’s portrayal of lions as somehow WORTHY of LOVE and capable of SONG.
Lions don’t have problem-free philosophies. Lions do NOT have the right to everything the light touches. If a baboon tried to hold a young lion cub aloft, that lion would maul the baboon mercilessly because that’s what lions DO.
But we ignore these facts because the Media is controlled by Big Oil, Big Business, and Big Cat.
Where is the talk about the numerous OFFSPRING this lion had – at the age of THIRTEEN? Who will raise them now? Scientists say the most likely outcome is that neighboring lions will move into his territory and kill them.
WHERE’S THE COVERAGE? Where is the talk about LION on LION violence?
Not a single paper in this ENTIRE COUNTRY will say what needs saying:
Trace amounts of wildebeest MAY WELL HAVE BEEN in his system when he was taken down. He already had a TRACKING COLLAR from researchers. This lion was no innocent!!
The image of Cecil that has been portrayed to the media – a majestic, beautiful member of a threatened species? Don’t swallow it.
We can only say for certain that he was hungry for meat and that he was a predator.
I think we have to ask ourselves: what was he doing in that neighborhood? Why did he leave his safe preserve? What was his REAL motive? To follow the animal carcass strapped to Palmer’s car as bait? Would YOU follow an animal carcass tied to a stranger’s car???
OPEN YOUR EYES! This was not a victim. This was a LION, a sharp-toothed heavyweight antelope-slayer at the top of the food chain.
I’m not saying this hunt was legal.
I’m not saying this hunt was justified.
I’m just saying… OPEN YOUR EYES!!
Maybe that dentist did us all a favor.
PS PRESIDENT LIZARDLORD LION KING OBAMA has said NOTHING on this subject – clearly, he’s learned his lesson. Even he can see that there is no resemblance between this vegetarian-devouring remorseless killer and any right-living human being who doesn’t kill gazelles for a living.
PPS I haven’t seen any of his gazelle neighbors coming forward to speak on his behalf.
PPPS Would you let your son walk around the savannah with four paws and a GIANT MANE?
PPPPS If he was no threat, why did he have the teeth, muscular, hairy body, and mane of a predator? Speaks for itself, doesn’t it?
Exactly like the garbage Walturd posts.