Skip to comments.Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the politics of stupid
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 were more likely to hear about Sarah Palins 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 youre sick and tired of rubbish like 25 Celebrity Side Boobs, Youll Never Guess Who #10 Is! on Huffington Post or other sites, dont click on them. Dont read them, dont comment on them, dont like them and absolutely dont share them. If youre 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 weve gone from America the Beautiful to America the WTF. Weve 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, were 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 years 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 its going to get better.
What dimension does he live in?
Oh ... please do!!
omg I am getting sick of being called racist by idiot liberals...
“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.
That one set me laughing so hard I couldn't finish the piece.
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.
It's impossible to draw a distinction between modern leftists and old communists in terms of ideology.
> Somehow weve gone from America the Beautiful to America the WTF. Weve 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, were 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 years insanely stupid controversy over Duck Dynasty.
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).
I keep issuing those misogynyistic rambling a .... What time are they on ?
He's the gent without a hat on.
Manny Schewitz of The Iranian? Really?
I'm not interested in any dialogue with commies. They're a waste of air to begin with.
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.
Thank you so much!
Now I will go to bed laughing and happy.
Good night, God bless and keep you.
With the comment about Rachel Maddcow I stopped reading.
“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.
Impossible. Liberals CAN'T do a factual analysis of anything.
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"?
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.