By John Montone, 1010 WINS
So many people are in the know these days.
Within hours of the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I received a Facebook post that accused him of being a deserter and a terrorist sympathizer. The post was sent by a former traffic reporter.
Following Mayor de Blasio’s decision to settle up with the Central Park 5 to the tune of $40-million, I read an article by Ann Coulter who still referred to the five as “rapists.” Coulter knows they are guilty despite the testimony of a convicted rapist who swears he and he alone sexually assaulted the female jogger back in 1989.
To paraphrase Billy Joel, “She may be right…she may be wrong.:”
On TV there are talking heads who say we MUST send young Americans back into Iraq before it is too late. They don’t mention all of the facts they got wrong leading into the prior invasion. And there are stock market analysts who did not predict the meltdown in 2008, but who now say with certainty a greater financial catastrophe is looming.
Scientists say the planet is getting so warm New Yorkers may be swimming to work in a decade or so. Except some other scientific experts call that hokum. You choose.
More than two years before we vote for the next president, there are folks blabbing on talk shows about who will take office in January of 2017. Some of these are the same serious looking people who gave us President Dean and President Gingrich, Santorum…er, Perry.
All manner of clerics tell us who God favors and how God expects us to behave. Who can get married to whom and who can’t because after all it says it plain as day in the Bible…er, Koran or was that the Egyptian Book of the Dead?
And what about the prognosticators on pre-game shows picking the winners. “Peyton Manning will carve up that Seattle defense….oops, bad snap. Safety!”
And how about California Chrome? That horse has a clear field to the Triple Crown….Tonalist?
The seven day weather forecast? Not even close.
Which diet guru did you follow to lose 30 pounds in 30 days?
And stay gluten-free. Why? Because a renowned physician said….oh, he changed his mind?
So many people are convinced they’re right. Not me. I have my doubts. And that’s not a bad thing.