Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Savior to the Rescue!

14 comments:

Dick Deadhead said...

Well you are certainly right about the idiocy!

Anonymous said...

What's your point?

Wasted space...?

Guess who (- and it's not Burton Cummings)

Anonymous said...

That Glen Beck...he has a fine TV show.

NOT!!!

Zoooma said...

Ya know, you might be a moron. I'm not calling you one 'cause that would be mean but I think you just might be one. The clip has nothing to do with Glenn Beck. And what's wrong with Glenn Beck? He talks about things others are afraid to talk about. What if he's right and he's the only one bringing certain issues to the public's attention? Like how one of Obama's appointees loves Mao so much. That's important stuff seein' as how no President should be calling someone a friend if they look up to a man who is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's right. The clip is about Mao. How did I miss that??

Anonymous said...

Also, have you actually watched the footage of the Obama appointee talking about Mao? I am not sure why you would say "Like how one of Obama's appointees loves Mao so much". WTF? Were you having your 6 AM bourboun??

Zoooma said...

No bourbon today. I've seen the video about Mao but I haven't memorized it. Did I need to? Bottom line is the woman in question, no involved with this video, looks up to/admires Mao. How can that be good? That's despicable. Why do we have people like that working for the President? That ain't right. But has NBC or CNN brought up the issue? Not quite. Ya gotta leave it those who aren't the president's cheerleaders to touch the sensitive stuff that people should be concerned about.

Anonymous said...

About FOX News: "One of the things that's rather ably documented here is that when a Fox reporter wants to "raise questions" about what "some say" about something, it's their own opinion-meisters who are providing the grist for that mill. And the particular brilliance of Fox's support for the Tea Party movement is that it puts their own talking points out there in the world, and specifically in the throats of supporters, which allows the network to credibly document, "Hey! This stuff is really happening!" And that's how you manufacture consent with news content, the same way you make a painting from watercolors.

Another way Fox has simply left the fold of legitimate news organizations is by placing a nonsensical amount of emphasis on bizarre issues. Rationally speaking, White House communications director Anita Dunn and the Mao quotes she cites in lectures are simply not going to have a measurable impact on America. But skyrocketing unemployment certainly is. Similarly, the war in Afghanistan is a gripping issue in which all Americans have a huge stake -- in some cases, a life-or-death one. But the White House "Pay Czar" is only going to have an impact upon a certain population of Wall Street executives, who could end up being merely super-super-wealthy instead of super-super-super wealthy. Yet Fox would rather concern itself with the latter issue, at the expense of the former. When Fox places their emphasis on covering Anita Dunn instead of, say, skyrocketing unemployment, you get "news" that is "obscure and...disconnected."

Given that, it's hard to argue that Fox is doing their viewers anything other than a disservice. Or they would, anyway, if the product that they were producing was, in fact, "news." But the truth of the matter is, Fox has only a minimal stake in the production of news content. They've actually rather brilliantly solved the problem of how to sell an unpredictable commodity by abandoning that business altogether. What Fox sells now, essentially, is self-esteem. Having successfully defined themselves as the go-to source for the conservative base, Fox feeds those eyeballs with pure Soma, allowing their viewers to bliss out, have their worldview validated, and feel good about themselves. (What's really genius about this is that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes gives liberals exactly what they want, too: a source for consistent outrage that reinforces their worldview as well. No matter who you are, it's impossible to watch Fox News and not feel like your point of view is the right one!)

Round about now, folks will start attempting to build equivalencies between Fox and MSNBC, which has opened up big chunks of prime-time territory to decidedly leftist voices. But there are huge, dynamic differences between the two. MSNBC, for example, gives former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough a massive chunk of its newshole. Keith Olbermann is the only prime-time host who tends to engage in a debateless format, favoring polemical "conversations with myself" in blank verse. Rachel Maddow, who is beloved by progressives, doesn't shy away from critiquing the Obama administration, and argues her issues in a brittle, intellectual fashion. MSNBC's most doctrinal liberal voice is Ed Schultz, who will openly advocate for such things as EFCA and the public option. But even Schultz doesn't engage in the opium-selling of Fox's opinioneers. The underlying metanarrative of The Ed Show is that he isn't convinced that the Obama administration has the balls to deliver on his promises to the people who voted for him. That doesn't exactly do wonders for liberal self-esteem!"

Add that Glenn Beck is a World Class assbag and it works for me.

Lefty

Sundar said...

Amen Lefty!!

Zoooma said...

"Rationally speaking, White House communications director Anita Dunn and the Mao quotes she cites in lectures are simply not going to have a measurable impact on America. But skyrocketing unemployment certainly is. Similarly, the war in Afghanistan is a gripping issue in which all Americans have a huge stake.

It's true we all have a huge stake in what happens in Afghanistan but reality is not many Americans know soldiers or Marines who are getting killed there. War? American Idol's starting soon, isn't it?

I wouldn't say unemployment is skyrocketing but it's surely creeping onward up there towards heights we have not seen in some time. "The stimulus is working" Biden tells us. Yeah. Uh huh. While it's true unemployment affects MANY people, many people are also concerned with the extreme left wing people Obama has hired such as Anita Dunn. Mao admirers should not be in the White House and people should know they are because people representative of much of this nation actually do care what kind of people are running this country. You can argue that Anita Dunn isn't running America but she's in the White House with Obama's stamp of approval. Most American's don't want that.

And that's all I've got for now considering I'm drunk and SportsCenter's on.

But why is Glenn Beck an assbag? Honest examples wanted, not just the dooshbag rhetoric that "he is." Anyone can say anyone is a world class assbag, even use CAPITAL LETTERS, but how about some legitimate examples why. Is It because he points out things that put the Dems and liberals in a bad light? Or what?!

Anonymous said...

In regard to your take on Anita Dunn - an example of Fox simply placing a nonsensical amount of emphasis on bizarre issues. And, I guess evidence of the inability of some of their audience to discern any difference between "essential" and "trivial".

As for Glenn Beck - (in his own words)

"This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist." –on President Obama, sparking an advertiser exodus from his FOX News show, July 28, 2009

"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining." –"The Glenn Beck Program," Sept. 9, 2005

"The only [Katrina victims] we're seeing on television are the scumbags." –"The Glenn Beck Program," Sept. 9, 2005

"I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today." –on why people who lost their homes in forest fires in California had it coming, "The Glenn Beck Program," Oct. 22, 2007

"Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization...And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. That's what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing]." –"The Glenn Beck Program," May 1, 2007
"So here you have Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research. ... Eugenics. In case you don't know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person. ... The stuff that we are facing is absolutely frightening." –"The Glenn Beck Program," March 9, 2009

"You have the artwork of Mussolini there, here in New York at Rockefeller Plaza." –analyzing the artwork decorating Rockefeller Plaza, which he said contained a hammer and sickle, Glenn Beck show on FOX News Channel, Sept. 2, 2009

"O-L-I-G-A-R-H-Y." –misspelling "oligarchy" on his chalk board while claiming he had deciphered a secret code that he said was proof President Obama was trying to create an "Oligarhy," Aug. 27, 2009, Glenn Beck show on FOX News Channel

There's more, but I believe this supports my opinion.

Lefty

Anonymous said...

In Addendum

I don't understand this comment: "It's true we all have a huge stake in what happens in Afghanistan but reality is not many Americans know soldiers or Marines who are getting killed there. War? American Idol's starting soon, isn't it?"

Clarify, if you wish.

Lefty

Anonymous said...

no freedom of speech here, herr cocksucker?
LOL
no wonder your little honey left, you cockless right wing faggot

Zoooma said...

Not if you're going to be insulting.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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