MARCH IN PROTEST AS MURDOCK TRIES TO BUY OUT MEDIA IN
from the capitol, while we are here investigating rumors of
the threat to take over Fupppsylvania's homelands and media (see
editorial, Homeland in Peril)
Flounder Town, Fupppsylvania,
May 4, 2004: Townspeople
were in an uproar of sympathy yesterday, joining thousands of
citizens from the surrounding countryside to gather at the castle
gates, in protest over the possible takeover of "The Flounder Town
Gazette" by media baron Reginald Murdock.
reading, "'Gazette for Gazelles, Pooches and Pussycats!" and
"Keep Big Media out of our Fur!" are still in evidence all
Residents fear they won't get the straight poop, let alone that for
gay couples, if the bigs buy up their papers, and other media, as
threatened. "Everything will get all twisted round to their point of
view, guv," Elliot Gooding, our dog-about-town informant said.
"You can see it happening every day on the telly and in papers from
the States. It's a frightful condition. Though we do applaud
reporters, TV people and publishers for revealing very negative
conditions in the war in the middle east last week. That took
courage! But the real story is missing most of the time.
And we don't want that to happen to us, do we, boys?" Elliot
addressed the crowd at the bar near the castle.
way, Elliot!" they chorused. Gerald Smythe, the main farrier
in town, piped up, "We need to know what's going on here in
Fupppsylvania, the real skinny, what our own people and pooches and
all are thinking. The yeas and nays on bowser brothels,
and such like
editorial). Murdock and his gang would never print stories like
that. All they care about is celebrity bashing, and printing
politically correct, meaning nowadays, laundered, news. We say, bah!
No word could be
fetched from the Murdock camp this morning.
We continued to eat our steak and kidney pie, chewing over the
degree of anger the guys in the pub displayed. There's no telling
where all this pent-up rage will lead them...
FUPPPS Editorial Board