As I said here, the Rocky Mountain News‘ editorial slant, as long as I’ve known it, has been towards absolute, unrestrained free market plunder and the kind of foreign policy sensibility that brought us 9/11, the Iraq occupation, and smiles to the faces of Halliburton and Blackwater employees worldwide.
And now that this insane ideology has all but decimated the country’s economy, and the Rocky’s employees are reaping the rewards of their batshit worldview — i.e., unemployment — they’re trying to put a human face on their predicament. As such, the latest round of updates to I Want My Rocky consists of profiles of the folks behind the scenes. Specifically, presentation editors, Alexandra Obregon and Tom Auclair.
Right. Well, maybe I’m an asshole, but my sympathies are low. These are the geniuses who enabled the editorial staff of the Rocky to provide cover for every white collar crook in the country, and to drum up support for an invasion and occupation that’s butchered hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Iraqi civilians. Their impending unemployment looks like the very least form of karma they might face.
But, hell, I am enjoying putting a face to those who’ve been pissing on my mind for the last decade.
Here’s to seeing the motherfuckers in the unemployment line. And here’s hoping they enjoy their parents’ basements.