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Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the politics of stupid
The Iranian ^ | March 28, 2014 | Manny Schewitz

Posted on 03/29/2014 8:27:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You know who talks about Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh far more than Fox News or even Sarah Palin herself? Who jumps on the stupid remarks made by Fox News pundits and broadcasts on every social media site and on our TV sets on a daily basis? That would be us, the liberal media.

Whether mainstream or alternative, the liberal media positively loves every dumb tweet, every verbal slip and borderline racist comment made by conservative talk show hosts and political celebrities alike. And guess what? The conservative media, mainstream or even the most bizarre rightwing blog sites, loves each and every one of the slip ups on the left as well.

So why is it that we’re more likely to hear about Sarah Palin’s new reality show than current legislation on Capitol Hill? Why is Facebook full of videos and links about the latest misogynistic remarks made by Rush Limbaugh or the most recent insane ramblings by Pat Robertson?

The answer is that all of this sells far better than factual analysis of actual political issues or the latest Supreme Court case on the docket. We have mostly replaced smart political discussion with low information political entertainment news. With the exception of a few people like Rachel Maddow, we are now awash in a sea of TV shows and websites that resemble tabloids and celebrity gossip like “Inside Edition.”

How did we get here? Why does our national political discussion seem like the front page of the National Enquirer mixed with a cage of angry, feces hurling baboons? The answer is us. We made it this way and we can blame the media all we want but at the end of the day, the blame really lays at our collective feet.

We as consumers dictate with our money or our web traffic what a company produces. If you’re sick and tired of rubbish like “25 Celebrity Side Boobs, You’ll Never Guess Who #10 Is!” on Huffington Post or other sites, don’t click on them. Don’t read them, don’t comment on them, don’t like them and absolutely don’t share them. If you’re a Reddit user, downvote it and upvote quality content instead. If quality articles get more attention, then the media will recognize that and try to meet that demand.

In a previous article, I wrote the following:

There are far too many people who know every contestant on a reality show but cannot name their elected officials, let alone find the country they want to bomb into oblivion on the map. These are people who cannot tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim, let alone between a Sunni and a Shiite. These people are a couple of generations almost completely removed from the reality of the world the rest of us live in. The History Channel has gone from programs based on actual history to staged reality shows and Ancient Aliens. The Learning Channel has rotted away from being a channel based on actual learning to Honey Boo Boo…

Somehow we’ve gone from America the Beautiful to America the WTF. We’ve gone from the land of the free and home of the brave to the land of Honey Boo Boo, monster trucks, jingoistic patriotism, and supersized servings of stupid with the politicians to prove it.

And so if we as Americans actually want to see a better political dialogue going forward, we’re going to have to demand it, both as consumers and voters. We will have to accept the fact that all the petitions in the world will not cause political celebrities who have zero interest in holding office to go away, nor will it persuade the media to stop covering fake scandals such as last year’s insanely stupid controversy over “Duck Dynasty.” Only by giving minimal attention to political stunts and gossip will we have a better political system. We need to talk more about Elizabeth Warren and less about Sarah Palin, we need to pay more attention to Bernie Sanders and less to Donald Trump. This is the only way it’s going to get better.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; palin; sarahpalin; talkradio
Textbook case of a self-loathing Jew. The "Iranian" Manny? Really? Was your grandfather a Sonderkommando?
1 posted on 03/29/2014 8:27:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What dimension does he live in?


2 posted on 03/29/2014 8:29:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We need to talk more about Elizabeth Warren

Oh ... please do!!

3 posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Manny !
             
Your side and our side are gonna get together before long, and it won't be for 'dialog', schmuck.
4 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

omg I am getting sick of being called racist by idiot liberals...


5 posted on 03/29/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Mr. K

“omg I am getting sick of being called racist by idiot liberals...”

When I get called a racist I pull out my Tribal Membership card.

You can’t call me racist, I’m not white.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 8:43:34 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
yeah..knuckle-draggin' limousine liberal Pelosi-type NAZI, complaining/
preaching about civility, while her muckraking co-hords get a pa$$..
"hey, NAZI Pelosi, got any more gun/drug smuggling & contract killer
cronies in your criminal/political organization in Kalifornia?"

7 posted on 03/29/2014 8:45:08 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With the exception of a few people like Rachel Maddow...

That one set me laughing so hard I couldn't finish the piece.

8 posted on 03/29/2014 8:45:10 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another dimwit trying to make a point at the expense of Sarah Palin.

OH THE IRONY!


9 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All that insane ranting and he then typed in: And so if we as Americans actually want to see a better political dialogue going forward, we’re going to have to . . . .

Have to what? Kill off 25 million Americans who won't submit.

I remember the Mau-Mauing, psycho babbling from the 1960s.

The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever! They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.

10 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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we need to pay more attention to Bernie Sanders...

It's impossible to draw a distinction between modern leftists and old communists in terms of ideology.

11 posted on 03/29/2014 8:49:13 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Somehow we’ve gone from America the Beautiful to America the WTF. We’ve gone from the land of the free and home of the brave to the land of Honey Boo Boo, monster trucks, jingoistic patriotism, and supersized servings of stupid with the politicians to prove it. And so if we as Americans actually want to see a better political dialogue going forward, we’re going to have to demand it, both as consumers and voters. We will have to accept the fact that all the petitions in the world will not cause political celebrities who have zero interest in holding office to go away, nor will it persuade the media to stop covering fake scandals such as last year’s insanely stupid controversy over “Duck Dynasty.”

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 9:02:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy’s pulling one over on you re his name, Manny Schewitz. It’s a slight respelling of the wine and food company Manischewitz (Kosher wines - Cold Concord Grape or their Red Wine - to die for. Chocolates okay; Gefilte fish, leaves a lot to be desired. Go for Rokeach’s Old Vienna Sweet).

Take this guy with a grain of Kosher salt because he’s treif (dirty/unfit).


13 posted on 03/29/2014 9:09:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep issuing those misogynyistic rambling a .... What time are they on ?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 9:17:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

He's the gent without a hat on.

15 posted on 03/29/2014 9:26:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Manny Schewitz of The Iranian? Really?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 9:30:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...we need to pay more attention to Bernie Sanders...

I'm not interested in any dialogue with commies. They're a waste of air to begin with.

17 posted on 03/29/2014 10:30:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: onyx

I left them this little bit of wisdom because...heck it is fun poking them with sticks,they’re so clueless.

justavenger • 3 minutes ago

I have often wondered why it is that a private citizen lives rent free in so many of your liberal heads. Then it dawned on me why that is,there is so much empty space up there. Krap Governor Palin can even sub let the extra square footage out to Limbaugh.

You guys spend way to much time on watching Honey Boo Boo or worrying about what some reality TV star is saying. Heck you even sit around thinking up Got Cha questions to trip people up.

I agree you all need to spend more time on substance, truth and facts than watching Rachel Madcow and the other oddwads on MSNBC. If you want facts and truth go dig it out from The Wall Street Journal or the GOA maybe touch upon British news because they do the hard reporting American faux news outlets refuse to do.

You all are to swept up in Senator Cruz reading Cat in the Hat while exposing Obamascare. You have met the enemy and he/she are in the mirror. You know what is more alarming not the trash and “look Squirrel” tactics of your State Run Media Buddies but that you fall for your own tricks. Then you wonder why everyone is watching some contestant show instead of keeping their eye on the ball. Focus people, you made this mess now clean up after yourselves so the grown ups won’t have to put you in time out.

There is nothing progressive about being progressive, bondage and state sponsored slavery has been around for ever and frankly you really are only fooling yourselves and the rest of your low information friends.

I have to laugh every time I see someone making your heads explode. You all are so easy to push a button on, krap your brain matter is all over the walls by now and all I have pointed out is you are not as smart as you think you are and your ideas never ever work. They haven’t for thousands of years, relax, go with the flow, you can’t engineer peoples behavior. They will get over on you every time.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 10:53:31 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: WilliamRobert

LOLOLOLOL.
Thank you so much!
Now I will go to bed laughing and happy.
Good night, God bless and keep you.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 11:35:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the comment about Rachel Maddcow I stopped reading.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 11:45:06 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We need to talk more about Elizabeth Warren and less about Sarah Palin…” I couldn’t agree more. Let’s expose this imposter to some real investigative reporting.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:18:47 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
all of this sells far better than factual analysis of actual political issues

Impossible. Liberals CAN'T do a factual analysis of anything.

22 posted on 03/30/2014 3:50:16 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
And so if we as Americans

The left is hijacking the good word American to hide their big gov communism under. Americans are not people that advocate higher taxes, banning guns, and regulation of everything from salt milligrams to slurpee size. Tell me again why they call themselves "liberals"?

23 posted on 03/30/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the latest misogynistic remarks made by Rush Limbaugh...

Rush doesn't engage in misogyny. That would be the Democrat party. One of their heroes murdered one at Chappaquiddick. Another raped a woman in Arkansas. A founder of one of their beloved institutions, Planned Parenthood, celebrated the death of black babies. NOPE, misogyny is the realm of Democrats.

24 posted on 03/30/2014 11:37:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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