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Fair and Balanced

I’ve heard a lot lately about media bias.

Depending on which side of the aisle the critic is on, the mainstream media is always against them. To them every story is skewed to make their side look bad, provide false info supporting their opponents or just plain lies.

They’re probably right. You see what you want to see.

Today, however, I found news coming from the Metro.UK that is truly balanced. Check it out.

For those of you who have not been tingling with anticipation at the faint hope of a tightrope-walking-goat-riding-monkey picture, we hope you’ll get something.

The tightrope/goat/monkey incident occurred at a zoo in Fuzhou, in China’s southeastern Fujian province.

A close examination of the picture suggests that the goat seems to be going about its tightrope walking duties with an air of calm equanimity, while the monkey is clearly rather less pleased about the whole affair, and quite probably wishes it wasn’t chained to a goat being made to balance on a rope for the entertainment of a gawping public.

Goats, of course, have naturally good balance, and in Morocco can often be seen happily climbing trees. Monkeys, on the other hand, are not natural goat-jockeys.

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