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WEinergate: Monsterometer vs. Frog Exaggerator
Grand Rants ^ | 06-12-11 | Stoutcat

Posted on 06/13/2011 6:17:55 AM PDT by Stoutcat

"If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you probably recall the episode which the title of this post refers to: Searching for the Loch Ness Monster, Professor Frink accidentally uses his “frog exaggerator” instead of the Monsterometer to track what he believes to be Nessie...

"[I]n the case of Weiner et al, we’re using the Frog Exaggerator where we should be using the Monsterometer. We’re freaking out over what is essentially a dirty, tawdry story of a powerful little man, er, spanking the light fantastic without touching a woman...

"In other words, we have a frog on our foot, and our moral compass is blowing it out of proportion. Yes, Weiner is a dirty, lying, lecherous, grasping, selfish, sack of steaming fertilizer from a loose-boweled, feral elitist pig. But in the larger scheme of things, he’s just a little frog on this Republic’s foot. He is not the problem. The problem is that we are mistaking the frogs for actual monsters, which do exist and which desperately need to be addressed. But until we identify the frogs simply as frogs, the real monsters will continue to wreak havoc unabated..."

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TOPICS: History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: professorfrink; simpsons; weiner; weinergate

1 posted on 06/13/2011 6:17:57 AM PDT by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat
“But until we identify the frogs simply as frogs, the real monsters will continue to wreak havoc unabated...”

Very true.

However, what fits into a 90 second news blurb - the frog or the monster?

The MSM coupled with the “instant” nature of today's news all added to the insane quest to appeal to every demographic results in the ability to cover only frogs.

But, when the electorate decides to go after the real monsters the MSM is “surprised by this unexpected shift in” and immediately reverts to the thing they are most comfortable with - frog chasing. And the MSM wonders why they are losing?

2 posted on 06/13/2011 6:25:59 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL)
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To: Stoutcat

3 posted on 06/13/2011 6:26:14 AM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Stoutcat

Actually, we’re focusing on bot the frog and the monster.

You think Weenie doesn’t deserve the attention? He deserves all of it, and more.

And it’s doubly needed, because it damages the Dem monsters.


4 posted on 06/13/2011 6:31:19 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I think we’re focusing mostly on frogs like Weiner. Where’s the MSM on our disastrous fiscal condition or our porous border with Mexico or a dozen other things that are REALLY the monsters?

Yes, Weiner deserves attention and eternal scorn and shame. But not to the exclusion of all else.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by Stoutcat (I aim to misbehave)
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