01 July 2009

Mid-Week Brain Break

This track was written by Michael Jackson as a scathing indictment of American media and their no-holds-barred tabloid reporting. About a month before his death I included the song on one of my iPod playlists and, after giving the lyrics another listen, realized that in 2009 the song could be reinterpreted as an indictment against the conservative media establishment (Fox News in particular):
You tell me I'm wrong,
then you better prove you're right
Tired of you tellin'
the story your way,
It's causin' confusion,
you think it's okay, damn it.
You keep changin' the rules
while I keep playin' the game.
I can't take it much longer,
I think I might go insane
"Scream" by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson...