Presstitutes

1        Steering Clear 

As well one might expect
from a staunchly slavish lot

whose strings-attached incomes
depend   on them faithfully not
       venturing forth
                     into fields of veritas


professional right-think sticklers

       unblushing pushers
       proud-as-punch printers
                     of the money-power's
                     counterfeit picture

at their narrative-shepherding
                            disingenuous best


the obedient media class
is nothing if not adept
       at spinning whatever fictions
       their employers might request

mindful
ever mindful to steer clear
              well clear of the truth
clear   of logic and facts and proof

              as if all of these were known
                     landmine riddled zones.


2        Access / Scoop

Just  as there are no holes
                     so fathomless or foul
that certain soulless souls
       will not   into their bowels
              have themselves lowered

to feed and shower the devil's flowers
to gain and maintain  Faustian favour


there are no depths
       to which members
              of a compromised press
will   in serving power in lieu of truth
                            find too low to stoop

       to secure the sort of access
       that keeps their dreams alive
       of scoring some glorious scoop;

a scoop however  whose glory
       is in no way derived
              from breaking a story

but resides instead
in the landing  of a dandy raise in pay.
From his lofty perch near the top of the earth, Korvus observes the whirling world of humans, with equal parts disgust and amusement. Korvus is the author of the unpublished book "RED PILL POEMS The Poetry of Empire, Politics and Power". Read other articles by Korvus.