Skip to comments.To Hell with You People
Posted on 08/02/2011 11:34:08 AM PDT by freespirited
Look, I am past exhausted talking about liberal media bias. Its real, we all know it, and people who deny it arent even fooling themselves. But some things just have to be pointed out. This morning I watched the first 15 minutes of the Today Show. I dont particularly love or even like the program, but I find it useful to see what the producers think is the big news of the day. And sometimes Chuck Todd is on, and I like him. If I sound defensive about watching the show its only because I am.
Anyway, the first ten minutes was about Gabby Giffords return to the House yesterday. Im not sure it merited the full ten minutes or trumped the hard news that later followed, but its a great story and everyone is rooting for the lady, so Im fine with it.
But think about this for a second. The Giffords shooting sent the media elite in this country into a bout of St. Vituss dance that would have warranted an army of exorcists in previous ages. Sarah Palins Facebook map was an evil totem that forced some guy to go on a shooting spree. The New York Times, the Washington Post, all three broadcast networks particularly NBC whose senior foreign-affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, devotes, by my rough reckoning, ten times as much air time to whining about Sarah Palin as she does about anything having to do with foreign affairs flooded the zone with Have you no shame finger wagging. A memo went forth demanding that everyone at MSNBC get their dresses over their heads about the evil tone from the right. Media Matters went into overdrive working the interns 24/7 to prove that Republicans deliberately foment violence with their evil targets on their evil congressional maps.
Everyone knew the shooter was a tea partier. Except he wasnt. He wasnt even a conservative. He was a sick, demented, nutball. And it still didnt matter! More bleating and caterwauling about the tone followed. More chin stroking and tut-tutting from Meet the Press roundtables and very special segments on the Today Show. More pizzas were ordered for the Media Matters galley slaves.
Finally, president Obama, our national-healer, gives a speech. It was a good speech. Indeed it was one of the first speeches in a long while that got anything like bipartisan support. Civility. New tone. No more martial metaphors. These were the takeaways.
So flashforward to this week. Tom Friedman who knows a bit about Hezbollah calls the tea partiers the Hezbollah faction of the GOP bent on taking the country on a suicide mission. All over the place, conservative Republicans are hostage takers and terrorists, terrorists and traitors. They want to end life as we know it on this planet, says Nancy Pelosi. They are betraying the Founders, too. Chris Matthews all but signs up for the Make an Ass of Yourself contest at the State Fair. Joe Nocera writes today that the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests. Lord knows what Krugman and Olbermann have said.
Then last night, on the very day Gabby Giffords heroically returns to cast her first vote since that tragic attack seven months ago, the vice president of the United States calls the Republican party a bunch of terrorists.
No one cares. I hate the if this were Bush game so were in luck. Instead imagine if this was Dick Cheney calling the Progressive Caucus (or whatever theyre called) a bunch of terrorists on the day Giffords returned to the Congress. Would the mainstream media notice or care? Would Meet the Press debate whether this raises troubling questions about the White Houses sensitivity? Would Andrea Mitchell find some way to blame Sarah Palin for Dick Cheneys viciousness? Would Keith Olbermann explode like a mouse subjected to the Ramones music in Rock and Roll High School? Something inside me hidden away shouts, Hell yes they would!
The Today Show even had Debbie Wasserman Schultz on this morning for five minutes talking about Giffords. No one thought to ask her what she thought of Bidens comments? Its not like shes the Democratic partys national spokesperson or anything. Oh, wait. She is!
Instead, after the full ten minutes on Giffords, we get an update about the debt-limit situation (which is supposedly an Armageddon-level issue) and Kelly ODonnell basically carries water for Biden on the issue by completely muddying whether he said anything of the sort at all. (His office says, no, no the vice president didnt call them terrorists, he just politely agreed with all the Democratic congressmen in the room that they acted like terrorists. Ah, this is a distinction a team of a million Jesuits working around the clock would have a hard time slicing.)
And yet you know the next time theres the slightest, remotely exploitable tragedy or hint of violence, the same reporters, editors, producers, and politicians are going to insist that blood was spilled because of the right wings rhetoric.
Well, go to Hell. All of you.
Has nothing to do with this thread, but I’m listening to Rush. Sobering. I have never heard him like this before. We are over the edge and in free fall.
Good job, Jonah! And speaking of the Matthews show, it needs to be renamed, ‘Hairball’. I have 3 cats and Chrissy sounds exactly like they do when they are hacking one up.
Sounds like he’s at the end of his ability to stay nice. I wonder how many Americans are there.
Fight is still worth fighting.
Yup. The old boy sounds pretty grim this day.
He sounds resigned.
We must keep working to end this mindless government spending.
oh— they on their way there, Jonah.....unfortunately, they are taking our country there with them.....
My mother gets upset when anyone bashes Obama....”He is our President. We have to support the President.”
Well— mother dear- I am your daughter- how about a little support when your heroes call me a racist, and NOW a terrorist?
I am sick of these narcissists thinking that them calling me names will shut me up. Call me anything you damn well please- I will never shut up as you daily seek to steal my GOD GIVE RIGHTS TO LIFE AND LIBERTY!
I am only one voice— but you ain’t taking THAT from me!
Do some research (though I bet you know it already). The statements were managed very carefully.
This bitter clinging terrorist hobbitt agrees.
I agree. I have really gotten to the point that they can all kiss my...butt.
Our great country is in trouble and the MSM just continues their crusade - hand in hand with the socialists - to continue the destruction.
It is painful...
Problem is ‘Hell’ is a ‘ right wing Christian terrorist’ concept, and we’ll prob all get blamed for that, too.
It is a diversion. There is too much tea party positive news. Rather than cover any tea party positive news, cover a diversion. See how pea brain tv jurinalists think?
Sounds like he may revisit that decision?
>>>>Jonah Goldberg fired Ann Coulter from NRO. I never forgave him.
Because she’s got more balls than he could ever dream of having. :)
Unfortunately, Rush has been using false and deceptive arguments about this for a week or more. He has been arguing with the mendacity of a Democrat. I love Rush most of the time but not when he is deliberately deceptive and he has schooled me too well not to be able to recognize it when I hear it.
Sounds like hes at the end of his ability to stay nice. I wonder how many Americans are there.
Only the smart ones. The dumb ones will have to figure it out as they return from being laid off, collect their past due bills and returned checks in the mail, then when they reach their apartments realize that they can’t read their mail because the utilities have been cut off. Then, at that point, a portion of them will begin to wonder what happened.