Skip to comments.Murdoch Is Breeding A Lunatic Fringe of Commentators (An MSNBC Watcher's POV)
Posted on 01/11/2010 8:43:55 AM PST by Beaten Valve
Unfortunately I am an MSNBC (particularly Rachel Maddow) fan so I havent devoted much time to watching Fox Cable for at least three years, therefore my comments are definitely my opinion as opposed to scientific fact. I have watched Rupert Murdoch turn the media upside down for the last thirty years. He has transformed what were recognized under previous ownerships as venerable trustworthy newspapers into nothing but sleazy tabloids and over the past twenty years the same approach has been applied to his television networks. What a guy. It may be harsh, but I wont be reading his obituary when his latest wife finally sends him to his grave.
If I remember correctly, Murdoch has always claimed to be an agnostic or atheist. True to those principles he has no conscience whatsoever in ensuring his outlets pump out as much sleaze as possible to attract enough viewers/readers to sell as much advertizing as he can at premium rates. He has been masterful in his endeavors and no-one can deny the success that has come his way. This dried up looking prune of a man, kept active by huge intakes of Viagra deserves a knighthood for his contribution to bringing Europe, Australia and America to the lowest common denominator of taste. Ironically, his Asian activities center around China and there he comes across not only as a China lover but a pillar of society! In Asia he loves Communism and in America, he is a libertarian!
When I look at that arrogant Boston Catholic Bill OReilly with his anti abortion right wing rhetoric, that fellow Irish Catholic idiot Sean Hannity and that illustrious Scientologist Greta van Susteren, all three are like innocent schoolchildren compared to the newest recruit, Morman convert, alcoholic Glenn Beck. Murdoch whom I claim has no time at all for religion wears another hat when it comes to the vicious crap that comes from these four commentators mouths night after night. I am not a hugely religious man myself, but my liberal Anglican Christian upbringing takes a further hammering from within when I read of what Beck has to say about the world, especially America. The only difference between him and a Muslim Mullah, is the Mullah is committed to getting rid of all infidels. Beck has yet to stoop to those levels of ridding the earth of his enemies. All four have almost successfully assisted me in turning the way of their boss, an agnostic or atheist.
How could God have made four such manicured lunatics to dominate the right wing media? OReilly and Hannity are just plain nasty IRA supporting Irish Catholics. They are probably assisting FBI Top Ten most wanted criminal, fellow Bostonian Whitey Bulger remaining on the lam. They both believe in guns and all that other crap that red neck Republicans claim is so absolutely sacred to all Americans. The other two however take the cake! Every time I hear Tom Cruise talking about Scientology, I can understand why it is an astrological religion. That moron is definitely from another planet. Van Susteren is of the same Cruise ilk, an outright lunatic. Beck simply by believing in Jesus spent time in America and the nonsense about Joseph Smiths tablets, makes him a perfect mate for Greta.
Little wonder the Tea Party now represents the heart and soul of the GOP. Rupert, you will go done in history as a major benefactor in turning the world as I once knew it, upside down. Beck exemplifies how nutty you have turned so many Fox followers into. All we need is the cat who has just licked the cream grinning Mitt Romney to take the helm of America in 2012 and the capital of America and the world will become Salt Lake City. I believe the Scientologists have a community outside of L.A. with a house and landing strip ready for guru L. Ron Hubbard when he returns to earth on his space ship. Maybe it is a toss up where you transfer Newscorp HQ to; Salt Lake City or Hemet, California? For a heathen, you couldnt be mixing in finer company!
Yes, an angry butch lesbian with no ratings who loves Islam and government healthcare is much more watchable than Glenn Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity, yes sirree...
The mental disease known as Liberalism is quickly becoming self-evident.
Welcome to FR.
So now we’re posting liberal blogs??
Birds of a feather flock together.
Having spent a number of hours listening to Hannity, I can confirm that he is definitely not an idiot and is in fact well above average in intelligence and highly articulate, especially considering that he's doing a live talk show and not reading canned scripts.
“I have watched Rupert Murdoch turn the media upside down for the last thirty years.”
And, thank God for that!
I have been filled up to my cranium with the likes of Cronkite, Rather, Couric, et al.
If it wasn’t for FOX I wouldn’t know what the heck is going on around me.
LOL! Well, that explains it all right there!
I’ll see that rant and raise you one:
Birthers of a Nation (We’re all racists)
You know, to a certain extent I think extreme liberalism actually is caused by mental illness resulting from use of drugs and alcohol. That’s one reason why so many 60s hippies are wild-eyed extreme left wingers.
It is often emphasized that Free Republic is not a blog. But, we seem to be inundated with blog threads on a daily basis.
The old media earned its corrupt reputation beginning in the 60s with the war on communism. Murdoch, has helped to bust the monopolistic stranglehold these fraudulent journalists had on what passes as unbiased reporting. The old media hates all competition and so attempts to undermine their efforts by more journalistic fraud.
With all due apologies to Blazing Saddles:
We’ll take the Mormon and the Scientologist , but We don’t want no stinkin’ Irish ...
He has O'Reilly and Hannity confused with the Kennedys. Ever wonder why Ted Kennedy made the no fly list?
Psychological projection or projection bias (including Freudian Projection) is the unconscious act of denial of a person’s own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, such as to the weather, the government, a tool, or to other people. Thus, it involves imagining or projecting that others have the same feelings or motives, rather than what they really think.
This author has wiped the wrong way too many times, brown brain will get you every time.
I had a lengthy discussion with two Liberals whom I consider friends on a business front. They truly believe that the successful should be TAXED to offset their success, that the poor minorities NEED GOVERNMENT to get them out of the hole. They want ANMESTY for all illegal immgrants and an INCREASE in Affirmative Action programs. They really want a mediocre melting pot that somehow taking incentive away will make us less competitive as a world and we should be poor ourselves to make up for the lack of money/intellect/resources/political capital of the rest of the world.
I argued that people who are self-sufficient actually give more back to society and higher state and Federal tax revenue INCREASES when taxes and regulations are lowered, but they really, really crave Marxism.
That is until they get it.
Beck don’t push his religion, he only pushes God on his show as the founders envisioned “God given Inherent rights” part of it.
“When rights are handed out to men they can take them away, when they are given by a transcendental deity (whomever that may be) they can NEVER be taken away.”
The person who wrote this obviously is a hateful spiteful person who hates all religions except for the ones that hate any of the ones that are dominant in this country ie. ROP.
A watcher of MSNBC calling some on FOX “lunatic fringe...commentators”? Oh, the irony....lmao.
I have a choice of watching Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Madcow, and Ed Shultz (all certifiably nuts) or Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and John Stossel. Not a real tough choice, is it? The ratings confirm it, too.
It amazes me how some people know so much about a channel they never watch, a book they’ve never read, rallies they’ve never attended, etc.
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