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Biker Story

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by heyabbott, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.

    Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
    The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
    Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

    A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

    The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

    The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page...
    So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

    The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.'

    The journalist leaves.
    The following morning the biker buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

    U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

    The above was sent to me from a friend with the following tag line

    That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't know any Republican bikers. Why couldn't the guy have been driving a Lexus or Escalade? That would be funnier.
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I know plenty of Republican bikers, then again, I'm not an insulated liberal member of the media. :)
     
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Your friend's an idiot.
     
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    And then, Tony Kornheiser tried to run him down.

    The end.
     
  6. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Are you kidding? Jesus.
     
  7. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Nice to see the leftist humor police are on the case.
     
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Not since Lance Armstrong got his testicle in a knot
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The story is illogical.

    A reporter at the zoo would have been there on his day off and would have at the most called the desk and let them handle it.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Actually he would have most likely been working at the zoo to make ends meet.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yep, as a janitor. And that would pay more than his newspaper gig.
     
  12. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    I'm a member of a Christian biker group, and there are plenty of hardcore Republicans in our midst.
     
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