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Fox News – What a Waste

I’m glad that Jon Stewart and his staff over at the Daily Show watch Fox News so I don’t have to do so.  It takes about five seconds of listening to these bumbling anti-intellectuals to set me off.  These people would sell out their own mothers to make a right-wing point that isn’t.

On Wednesday’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mr. Stewart pointed out yet another one of Fox News’ making a mountain out of a molehill because President Obama invited Chicago rapper and poet, Common, to the White House.  Apparently, back in 2007, Common wrote a rap that critized then President Bush – as is his right under the first amendment, so now the talking heads don’t think he should be allowed to go to the White House.  You can watch the whole show here.

Below is the clip from Huffington Post.  Watch until you see Sean Hannity, that’s the sequment about which I want to write.

Did you notice all of these white talking heads “discussing” this with black people? Sean Hannity is expecting the two black gentlemen to defend this decision and the rap, but he doesn’t let them speak. He keeps cutting them off.  Quite frankly, I don’t know why anyone of a race other than white would even bother with Fox News.

But wait, there’s more:

You know what? My work here is done. Trial over. If you watch these talking heads on Fox News, you really don’t have the ability to realize how many brain cells you’re losing over a bunch of guys who are just making things up.  It explains a lot about why you can’t have an intelligent conversation with someone who watches Fox News.  They believe what they want to believe and no facts or figures will change their minds.

It’s actually a little scary, really.  Millions of Americans rot their cognitive abilities every night watching this channel.  They can no longer decipher fact from fiction.  They’re holding on to ideals that are no longer realistic.  They really believe that corporations are people.  It’s just really sad.

Sex Dolls are not Floatation Devices…

This article was sent to me by a friend.  Australia is suffering from costly and life threatening flood and these two intellectually challenged people decide to go white water rafting – except they don’t use a raft – they use two sex dolls. The article didn’t say if both dolls were female, as the intellectually challenged were a male – female couple.
I guess this proves that there is someone for everyone.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/19/aussie-couple-rescued-water-using-sex-doll-raft/

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What the “Right” Means to Me.

It dawned on me this morning, as I was writing a piece on Net Neutrality, that I throw terms around and it is possible that my readers wouldn’t understand them.  For example, the Right.  I say it quite a bit and it is possible that people could misconstrue whom I mean.

When I say the right, I don’t mean true blue conservatives.  I don’t mean the educated people who can quote William F. Buckley, Jr.  I mean these new right.  Those people who watch Glenn Beck and actually agree with him.  Those people who have Palin 2012 stickers on the back of their cars.  Those people who do not understand the difference between conservative, liberal, socialism and libertarian.  Those people who think every liberal idea is wrong and every conservative idea is right.

You know who you are.

The ones who blame Obama for the mess we’re in because they’ve never taken an economics class and don’t understand how the real world works.

The ones who rally against big government, yet don’t want to lose Social Security and Medicare.

The ones who vote against their own best interests.  The ones who only get their news from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

The followers of the American Family Association, the National Organization for Marriage and the Westboro Baptist Church.

That’s who I mean when I say the right.  Not the respectable conservatives that used to have a voice in this nation.  Not the people who know that Reagan and O’Neil would meet in the middle to hammer out legislation.

The Racist That Wasn’t

Have you ever walked in on a conversation and misunderstood what was being discussed?

Sure you have – we all have missed the point when we don’t hear the full story or are told the full context.

In right wing circles, they are all clamoring to find that Black racist that proves that Blacks hate Whites as much as Whites hate Blacks. They want to support the comments made by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh to prove that Obama is a racist. The thought that a man who is both white and black being racist is absurd, but there are people in this nation who believe the most unbelievable things. Their own racism shows when they fear that the other side of the coin believes the way that they do.

This desire to find anti-white racism where it isn’t is probably what led to conservative blogger and activist, Andrew Breitbart, to post a “2 minutes, 38 seconds of video clips of a black federal agriculture official saying she didn’t do everything she could to help a white farmer”. He merely found the part he wanted, posted it and watched as our nation – including our White House – lose its collective mind in a mad rush to judgment.

In one day, the black official – Shirley Sherrod – has been forced to resign by an administration who should have dug deeper into the facts. She is villainized by the right wing press, including Bill O’Reily (who is usually a bit more levelheaded). The clip plays every where until levelheads prevail and it is pointed out that the words taken out of context seem racist. However; context is everything and, if you don’t hear Sherrod’s entire speech, you miss her whole point, which is decidedly not racist.

Like the conversation that starts before you arrive.

I’m ashamed that the administration has to backpedal.  Robert Gibbs made a full apology.  The administration should take some of the blame for the mess that is now out there.

But, the media, who jumped on the story like a starving man jumping on a Big Mac, should shoulder the majority of the blame.

Even Glenn Beck, who surprisingly didn’t jump on the story (as far as I can tell), said “What’s happening here is that she’s guilty until proven innocent. They fired her and now they are back-pedaling. There’s no due process here. Doesn’t an American have a right to a fair trial? They have politically assassinated this woman. No one has heard the case for or against her, they just took her out. When did we stop having the right to face our accusers?”

A rare message of reason from Mr. Beck.  He’s right.  The administration went too far, but the media led the crusade against Shirley Sherrod.  And, for that, they should hang their heads in shame.

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