Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Fox Nation chides Obama for not filling HHS secretary, neglects to mention Republican filibuster

April 28, 2009

You have to hand it to Fox Nation.  They actually rely on the fact that you only get your news from one source: Fox.  If you are a news connoisseur like the majority of well-informed Americans, you know that the majority of their stories contain brazen half truths.

Fox Nation can only update when stories are released that concur with their message.  Thats why there are so few new stories every day.

Fox Nation can only update when stories are released that concur with their message. That's why there are so few new stories every day.

Let’s take this gem for an example.

Headline: Obama Unprepared for Swine Flu Scare?

Snip-it: President Obama went golfing and the Department of Health and Human Services is short a secretary, so other U.S. officials took the controls Sunday as the Obama administration ramps up efforts to find and isolate U.S. cases of swine flu.

Full Article: Fox News

The headline, of course, implies that Obama was not ready for the flu scare.  You know what would have helped?  The money that was removed from the stimulus bill for pandemic flu preparedness by a Republican Senator from Maine.  Does that get a mention on Fox Nation?  Ha!

The Snip-it, otherwise known as the only two sentences that any Fox Nation devotee reads, claims that Obama is “short” a Department of Health and Human Services secretary.  Any guesses why that position is unfilled?  Because the motherfucking Republicans in the Senate are filibustering Kathleen Sebelius.  Why?  She’s pro-choice.  Shocking for a Democrat, I know.

The full article doesn’t mention Sebelius until the 11th paragraph.  You know how many people read until the 11th paragraph of any article they find on the internet?  Nobody.  And that is what they rely on.

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Janeane Garofalo claims all teabaggers are racists, delegitimizes real criticism

April 20, 2009

Janeane Garofalo needs to shut her organic free-trade pie-hole before she ends up as the token liberal douchebag on Fox News.  During an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Garofalo pulled the racism card faster than George W. Bush repealed the Kyoto Protocol.

Olbermann started the segment by showing a video of a liberal blogger pwning a bunch of eager teabaggers with memories that can only be measured in nanoseconds.  Here is the video:

After the video was played, Garofalo immediately pulled the race card, immediately delegitimizing any real criticism:

You know, there’s nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they’re not quite certain what he’s saying. It sounds right and then it doesn’t make sense. Which, let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that.

When will progressives realize that branding any dissenters with the racist label is a losing strategy?  It doesn’t convince anyone that you’re right.  It’s stupid, childish, and easy fodder for the anti-PC crowd.   Fox then uses videos like this (of course, without showing the above video) to show that the criticism coming from the left is from the “usual suspects” of PC nutjobs.

Stop making the rest of us look bad.  If they break out the white sheets and lynching supplies, then we can start breaking out those words.  But until then, let’s attack substance and not resort to ad hominem.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: News Busters (Video)

Dumbest Comment Volume 1: Huffington Post vs. Fox Nation

April 20, 2009

Welcome to our first volume of the Dumbest Comment where we nominate two of the dumbest comments from the blogosphere for a battle royale for supreme stupidity.

Without futher ado, let the dumbassery begin!

Huffington Post

Story: Bush Should be Deposed in Lawsuit Over Presidential Library, Judge Rules

User: benjaminblue

Call him in for absolutely any reason — underhand real estate dealings for the library, jay-walking or whatever. Once he’s there, lock the door and throw away the key. There is ample evidence that this man is a dangerous criminal, one guilty of hundreds, if not thousands, of inane, immoral, illegal and treasonous deeds. All that remains is to incarcerate him.

Fox Nation

Story: Rush: Should Tea Parties Lead to 3rd Party?

User:  The Proctologist

No matter how many different parties you have you will never please everybody. This is why the party that can lie the best is the one that wins. There are many people that supported Obama that couldn’t tell you how many judges sit on the supreme court. Many for the first time because of color or how much they would get. Than there are the the ones with white guilt that in their minds makes them non racist by voting for a black man that clearly was not the right person for the job. This country has come to the point where everything must be politically correct, we must sacrifice integrity, morals, honor, and now security all in the name of affirmative action. The GOP needs to get back to basics, starting with honesty being the best policy. Than they need to educate the people on the fact that they do much better, and the country does better when they support themselves. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” and we wonder why the country is about to snap!!!

It’s the battle of the thesaurus gone awry (benjaminblue) vs. thinly-veiled racism (The Proctologist).  Who will come out on top for today’s dumbest comment?

Turkey foils Obama assassination plot

April 6, 2009

Turkish officials announced Monday that a Syrian man planned to assassinate Barack Obama while the President visited Ankara.  The man supposedly forged Al-Jazeera press credentials and planned to stab the President during his visit.  He was aided by three accomplices.

The Prez

The Prez

The assassin’s name has not been released yet.  Turkish officials called Al-Jazeera press and asked if they knew the man before the arrest, they did not, and the man was quickly arrested.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Jerusalem Post

Glenn Beck censored by Sarah Palin? (Video removed from site)

April 2, 2009

I ran a story earlier today that talked about a blip I saw when analyzing Google Trends.  The search term “Sarah Palin Bikini Video” was very high on the list.  I may have a bit of an explanation now for why this was the case.  Apparently, Glenn Beck said something about it on either his TV show or his radio show.  Anyway, he uploaded a video of it to his site, but since then it has been removed.

I’m going to upload some screenshots, just in case they edit the site soon.  But it still should be up for people who view this post quick enough.

1.  Go to http://www.glennbeck.com/

2. In the Featured Videos section, click “Beck Talks: Sarah Palin Bikini Video”

3.  Be terribly disappointed by bus loads of fail.

Here are some screenshots in case they take it down:

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Or maybe I’m just crazy and Glenn Beck’s admins are going to upload the videos in the coming hours.  I still find it terribly suspicious that it just so happened to be one of the most searched phrases on google today though.  If anyone TiVO’d it or recorded the audio, let me know.

RWP Rating: Bizarre