That darn Main Stream (Liberal)Media:
Rush Limbaugh, The drive by’s dominate television! Sarah Palin, It all comes down to liberal media! Brit Hume, You NEVER see conservatives on TV! Bill O’Reilly, On every station it’s nothing but leftists! Sean Hannity, The mainstream media has a socialist agenda! Bill Kristol, They all speak the same language! Michelle Bachman, Somehow gays now dominate our airwaves! Glen Beck, When will conservatives get equal time?
These and other bloviators whine (because, A)their message is bogus and, B)reality has a liberal bias) and try their darnedest to make you believe that they're a persecuted minority at the hands of a big, mean liberal empire. WAHHH!! This is of course more attributable to their persecution complex than to anything resembling reality.
‘Liberal media bias’ is a complete and utter fantasy, a myth, as real as Santa Clause, Sasquatch or Kim Kardashians wedding vows. A falsehood many Americans now buy into because these invective spewing pundits and Politicians have been beating that dead horse for a long time.
Thank heavens for the BBC, Al Jazeera…and NPR.
OH, and Matt Taibbi or Glen Greenwald or Eric Alterman or Ben Bagdikian or Alexander Cockburn(RIP) or P.J. O’Rourke or Ralph Nader or Vijay Prashad or Serge Halimi or Noam Chomsky or Pat Buchanan or or…
I'm going to have to side with Sneasy123 on the "Hannity is no more a face for Fox News than this race baiter Sharpton is for NBC." claim. Not that it matters much.
As Mickeyrat said earlier. "You couldn't find a more despicable (or more fitting) mascot for today's subject." I agree, Hannity is (as is O'Reilly) the face of Fox. Unless you want to include the three twittering imbeciles of 'Fox & Friends'.
What we really get from our (ptui) mass media these days. Fox or otherwise.
TODAY IN ECONOMIC NEWS....
TV reporter: ”As a cute and fluffy teleprompter reader, I make good money! But who am I to say there’s a recession, which is why I interview" ----
A Congressman: ”I’m a Congressman with excellent pay and fabulous benefits. But I’m no economist so I rely on professionals to tell me if there’s a recession or not."
Economist: ”As a professional economist, I’m paid very highly to look at obscure numbers & equations to determine if we’re in a recession. Then I offer guesswork as solid fact."
Joe Sixpack: ”I lost my job, I’m unemployed and broke." No one gives SH!IT if I think there’s a recession!
By the way patriot1. you’re being to kind to Sharpton. He is an extortionist and a racist vampire.
Ooh I’ll bet that tag irritates the back of your neck.
A short time ago my granddaughter (who I consider a mild Fashionista) brought a book with her while visiting and I flipped through it. 'Lo’ and Behold,’ the garment building collapsed in Bangladesh and then NPR interviewed Elizabeth Cline, the author of, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
“I always hear in the news that we’re going to shop our way out of the current recession. It’s hard to believe when you consider what’s happened to the domestic garment industry, once an important segment of America’s manufacturing base. The United States now makes 3 percent of the clothing its consumers purchase, down from about 50 percent in 1990. We have chosen low-priced clothes made in other countries, and the loss of our garment trades has contributed to a decline in domestic wages, the loss of the middle class, and the problem of unemployment, especially for those at the bottom of the economic ladder. It would now take tremendous investment and training to get our garment industry back in shape to compete with other countries, particularly China, where a staggering 41 percent of our clothes are now made. I traveled to the factories there and was astonished at not only the sophistication of their factories but by how the American consumer lifestyle is spreading there as well.”
Before the traditional wrangling, finger pointing and character assassinations begin, may I suggest listening to the ‘On Point’ NPR interview I mentioned above? I’ve provided the link below. It’s about 45 minutes long so anyone with short attention span may not be able, or want to, digest what this very informative author has to say.
GASP -- WELL I NEVER!! He he he.
I gotta admit Patriot 1, that's pretty a good one. Is that a parody from the Rush Limbaugh show? It sounds like the same announcer. No biggie, just curious.
Yes Joneses, Obama promised to close it but did what he always does, caved- to pressure from Congress and pro-camp advocates; the small men and frightened bully’s I mentioned earlier.
Guantanamo is a Mobius strip of double realities. It has become a twisted reminder of the vague and Orwellian war on terror, a childish reaction to calamity. It’s a rebuke to law, an extra-legal subversion, a mockery of our legal system and international law. To some, closing it is seen as scary and a violation. To keep it open likewise remains a violation - of principle.
This is an ongoing stain for the Obama administration, bringing what seem to be empty gestures of empathy. The fact that closure seems unlikely doesn’t detract from the faux pathos – he is after all performing a political kabuki performance and fears more than anything, confrontation or that his reputation may be sullied. New terrorist recruits are readying new ideologies based on indiscriminate drone strikes and America’s never ending meddling (bullying).
It is a pity that, for all the crocodile tear-jerking, the promise to close the base probably, A) won’t happen; and B) won’t have much effect. Purgatories are, by their very nature, intractable and, for GITMO - irresistible.
Wow lkeithlu The cartoon may too subtle for some??....Ya think! Whew! Whoosh - over their heads like cruise missile at treetop level.
A nagging question:
"Are there, or have there been women held at Guantanamo?"
Yes Magenta. Her name is Justitia, one of two of the most honored women in history. The other being her younger sister Lady Liberty. The effects of Justitia's binding are taking their toll; her sisters face transforming to a look more akin to PlainTruths avatar than the proud holder of the flame of liberty - with each passing day.
I'd posit that either sister would barely recognize a country they fell so madly in love with (now run by small men & frightened bully's) so long ago.
Again. Nice work Clay.
Nice work today Clay.
Is RT.66 is just over the next hill? 500 miles is an awful long way for us Joads nowadays.
“And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out. The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on.”
~ John Steinbeck
Yes Clay, I see it; and hopefully others will too.
Obey the scriptures and know that Jesus (Gods empath for all mankind) has a wonderful plan for you -
gays, GAYS, GAYS they're everywhere!
Republicans (job creators) & good Christians beware! They are among you, waiting to take -YOU- the virtuous & innocent, back to their garages and darkened cellars to initiate you into a secret society of subversives. The perversion is powerful, it is invisible; anyone may be a hidden homo. The shopkeeper, the sports star, your sister, or even 'gasp'...the soldier. And the most subversive and perverted of all -- the Democrat, EWWW!!
What can be done about this satirical, yet humorously satanical, scourge and flush such literary turpitude? ;-)
Mr Bennett it's time for you to---Consult the scriptures!!
Or stock up on Budweiser. Fox News reported late last night that gays hate it.