As is our custom, let’s prepare lunch for Buzzy. Today we will be creating a Veggie Bagel. You will need 1 tablespoon course-grained mustard, 1 bagel-sliced, 1 leaf romaine lettuce, 2 slices of green pepper, 2 slices tomato, 4 slices cucumber, salt and pepper to taste, 2 slices red onion and ½ cup alfalfa sprouts.
Spread mustard on the bagel and layer all your veggies on top. Season the tomato with salt and pepper. Top off your bagel with onion and alfalfa sprouts. Slap on the other bagel half and enjoy!
Please welcome Buzzy into the discussion.
I am here today with sadness in my heart. Your nation has undergone yet another serious blow. Once again, innocent people were cut down in a ruthless terror attack. I am grieving for the dead and injured.
In the aftermath of this tragedy, I find myself completely at a loss to explain the behavior of your media. I recognize that there is always an immediate need for answers, but filling the void with every manner of rumor is stunning to this fly. In no time at all, you were told that there was a suspect in the hospital. He was described as a Saudi student. It was his apartment that was searched by the police. Within minutes, we were told that this 21 year old young man was not a suspect at all, but possibly a witness. His name is Abduhl Rahman Ali Alharbi. It has been reported that President Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Wednesday. The young man is being deported from your country. Why the rush? Although it hasn’t been confirmed, al-Harbi may be part of a family in Saudi Arabia that has many members involved with al- Qaida, some in high positions. This fly thinks it might be prudent to have al-Harbi stick around a bit.
Be that as it may, you really don’t know what is going on in the investigation. Your media has reported so many different accounts of this tragedy that it has reached the level of insanity. In my” fly- bys”, I heard that a suspect was in custody, a suspect was not in custody, a suspect was going to the courthouse in Boston, the suspect was dark skinned, the suspect was white, the suspect was a right-wing lunatic, the suspect was home-grown and on and on it went.
This fly thinks that all this speculation and desire to fill a news void is dangerous and idiotic. There is either a suspect in custody or their isn’t. Your media has a responsibility to report the news. It is not their job to invent it or elaborate on it. Gone are the days when journalists actually made sure that what they were reporting was accurate. Now it is all about being first to report. Accuracy is secondary.
I am hopeful that in the days to come clarity will rule the day and you will apprehend those responsible for this terror attack. Leave politics, prejudice, conjecture and wishful thinking out of the equation. When the truth emerges, and I pray that it will, I hope you recognize it and act upon it.
Come “fly” with me…Buzzy