When I met Russell Means twice, neither time was planned or premeditated. He came off as an approachable and intelligent man. This reporter must be naive in thinking that nobody leaves a lecture wanting to be interviewed, especially Means, whom has faced more scrutiny and hostility from the media than if he were an angry whiteman. Then, he would be heroically labeled, "joe the plumber." first of all, she did not arrange ahead of time. Secondly, if this were of such importance, she would have beat the weather to land this event, which she did not even make. My own personal take on the press in America is that like everything else here, our judicial system, political structure, education and science, priorities and philosophys, our patriotism and even our churches that pray to god, are all stained with the element of sale and profit. Therefore, any and all knowledge about native peoples has been carefully and meticulously filtered into what the media sees fit. After all, after 500 years of living amongst us, whites still remain largely ignorant of this land and it's aboriginal people's even though we have been studied from conception to death and even exhumed from the grave.
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 18:25