February 28, 2010

Give us Jake Tapper already, ABC

Elizabeth Vargas' performance on ABC's This Week didn't exactly instill me with great confidence in her objectivity:

How are we going to...empower Congress to be able to pass the sweeping kinds of changes that we need in the country?

ISeeWhatYouDidThere. Um, aren't they empowered by, you know, having massive majorities in both houses? Yes, clearly the problem is that Congress has too little power.  Good gravy...

Media Research Center has more.

Isn't the obvious pick for the slot the only guy at ABC who is even cognizant of the idea of journalistic integrity?  Stop screwing around with Vargas and Baba Wahwah.  Give us Tapper!

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February 26, 2010

Minitru

Nothing major, just another example of why I started calling them Minitru a little over a year ago.
First, we've all seen Hot Air's story about Rubio's credit card.
I hadn't read it earlier (I usually don't read the Capt's posts unless I can't get to sleep), so I did when I saw the update. I'm waiting for the hockey game to start and nothing's going on here.
Lo and behold, the article was substantially rewritten, removing much of what Capt Ed quoted, with no mention of how or why.
What was left was pretty typical of Minitru.

They manage to find a bunch of people to say bad things about Rubio.
Like Ana Navarro, "Rubio contributor" who's 'concerned'. Yup, she contributed to him, she gave more to a Dem congressman.
It's also disingenuous to call her a "contributor" she's a pac treasurer and bundler.
The Pac is "Friends of Liz Cheney" but I can't find any money going in or out of that pac anywhere from  2002 to today.
Personally, she gives to both Dems and the GOP.

The rest of the quoted are similarly misrepresented, including the last quote by "U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston" who is also 'concerned', she is not listed as a Democrat.

They do get a quote from a Republican
Attorney General Bill McCollum, the Republican front-runner to replace Crist as governor, said of releasing the credit-card records: ``To open this at the present time could compromise a criminal investigation.''

Heh, maybe I'm just paranoid (well, too paranoid) but that surely looks as though they're trying to imply that Rubio is the target of that investigation. What is the investigation? I'd guess it's who leaked it, if Rubio was the target that would have been the headline, the lead and every other paragraph would have included that.

I used to call them the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc., but they're just Minitru anymore and just as dangerous.

Another, smaller, Minitru moment.
My alarm clock is set to WTOP (traffic, weather, conventional leftism), this morning it came on to one guy saying something about Obama's "We're not campaigning" as the other two tools laughed, laughed, laughed at McCain being all bitter about not winning and Obama slapping him down.
These are "news" guys, not opinion. I mean, they're called "news", but like the rest of Minitru, they have ceased even pretending to be neutral even as they screach about how they are neutral.

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February 25, 2010

If something appears on the Intarwebs 57 times, it must be true

Why Veeshir didn't post this himself is beyond me - it so clearly illustrates the wisdom of our 16th president.

“The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to verify their authenticity”

—-President Abraham Lincoln

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February 23, 2010

Donny Douche, er Deutsch

Refers to Marco Rubio as a coconut.  If you're unfamiliar with the terminology, it's the slander as when someone refers to a black person as an Oreo, but in regard to Latinos.  What I find interesting is, when you watch the clip, he's so offhand about it, sometimes you hear other commentators and reporters use terminology like this on TV and you think, okay, you picked that up from your buddies at the office or bar, and you...didn't fully grasp what that actually means when you stupidly said that on air, did you?  Not getting that vibe from him at all, and I'm a little surprised by how casual he is in saying it.

What a fucking twat Deutsch is.  I don't know how a TV show with fewer watchers than this crapblog has readers manages to stay on the air, but there it is.

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February 20, 2010

National Enquirer up for Pulitzer Prize

Next thing you know, they'll start taking bloggers seriously.

Update: Yes, hell *has* frozen over.  For some reason, Alexa and Lucianne.com have decided our little slice of intarweb bacon is one of the top 100 conservative blogs.  I seriously have no idea how these rankings are determined.

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February 18, 2010

St. Louis Reporter Proves Yet Again What A Jackass He Is

Full Disclosure: I have had multiple run ins over the years with Charles Jaco. He is an unpleasant jackass of the highest order, and an arrogant one to boot.

Anyway, St. Louis Reporter Charles Jaco is not fond of those who are not supporters of Obama. And he lets his bias show in this clip.



Real professionalism on display there, asshole.

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February 17, 2010

Usually, The NY Times Just Copies And Pastes DNC Talking Points

But I guess lifting damn near whole articles from other publications is also par for the course at the Old Gray Lazy now.

Within a day, they found half a dozen examples of passages lifted from other news sources. On Sunday night, an editors’ note was published on the Times Web site admitting that Mr. Kouwe had indeed lifted lines from a variety of sources, including The Journal and Reuters. 

By Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Kouwe had resigned.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for unethical journalism,” wrote Mr. Keller in an e-mail to The Observer. “Plagiarism is unethical journalism.”

“I was as surprised as anyone that this was occurring,” said Mr. Kouwe, referring to the revelation that he had plagiarized. “I write essentially 7,000 words every week for the blog and for the paper and all that stuff. As soon as I saw, I guess, like six examples, I said to myself, ‘Man what an idiot. What I was thinking?’”

Mr. Kouwe says he has never fabricated a story, nor has he knowingly plagiarized. “Basically, there was a minor news story and I thought we needed to have a presence for it on the blog,” he said, referring to DealBook. “In the essence of speed, I’ll look at various wire services and throw it into our back-end publishing system, which is WordPress, and then I’ll go and report it out and make sure all the facts are correct. It’s not like an investigative piece. It’s usually something that comes off a press release, an earnings report, it’s court documents.”

“I’ll go back and rewrite everything,” he continued. “I was stupid and careless and fucked up and thought it was my own stuff, or it somehow slipped in there. I think that’s what probably happened.”

Yeah. Just an accident. It's not as though the NY Times has made mistakes before, right? Ok, so how is management responding?

A Times spokeswoman said, “Our journalistic standards are the same online as they are in print.”

Heh.

Look, I know things happen, and that shitbags wind up in every line of work. But why is it so many of these guys end up at the NY Times, especially after the Jayson Blair fiasco?

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February 15, 2010

Layers of fact checking, etc.

Ummm NBC? Michael J. Fox is not dead.

For pity's sake, I knew who Terry Fox was before I became BFF with a Canadian.  He's rather super famous.

I know there's the whole Canada!  It's like a whole other country! thing but this is rather rude.  Is this super important?  Of course not.  But I'm not about to miss a chance to kick NBC about something this obvious.


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February 10, 2010

Chris Matthews brings teh crazee on Palin

The hate never ends on MSNBC. Chris Matthews and crew went completely bananas tearing Palin apart for her Tea Party convention appearance, calling her, "an empty vessel ready to be filled by ideology she doesn't understand."

Before I go further, let me issue my standard quotation of Jim Geraghty that he wrote after the Vanity Fair hit piece: "There’s room in this world for a profile that is critical of Palin, but that preferably didn’t begin with the supposition that she is the root of all evil in the political world."

Chris Matthews does not seem to read Geraghty's stuff.

Please read a substantial portion of the transcript at NewsBusters, but brace yourself for some weapons-grade radioactive hating before reading or watching.

Of course, there's some jibing about her writing on her hand:

MATTHEWS: Well, I don`t know. I just don`t know what to make of this, Richard Wolffe. This is like something that every kid in school can understand, crib notes.

RICHARD WOLFFE, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: Crib notes. Teleprompter no good, but crib notes OK.

(LAUGHTER)

WOLFFE: And there were only six words on it.

(LAUGHTER)

Ok, I still don't get it. Out of six cribbed words she pulled a passable speech and Q&A session. Obama needs a full prompter set-up to speak to school students.  How does this make her stupid?

This part was particularly revealing:
MATTHEWS: Well, so you`re not saying there`s -- well, let me go to you, Mark. It seems to me the issue here isn't that she took notes. I`m looking at notes now. We all look at notes. It`s when you sneak them on your hand! She could have put that on an index card and nobody would have made a big issue, but she had to look like she was just pulling it out of the air, so she pulled it off her hand like a palm reader!

Ok, so it's the physical act of writing on her hand that has their panties in a knot, no?. Notecards = good, hand = bad. Mmmkay.

Even more stoopid under the fold...
more...

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February 09, 2010

An elaborate practical joke

That's really the only way to explain how David Brooks makes any goddamn sense anymore.

(Well, that, or the fact that he's always been a fucking douche.)

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A thought experiment

Okay, let's imagine the most angry, hateful MSM reaction to the Tea Party movement. Is it sneering? Is it condescending? Is it everything you thought it would be from a liberal douchebag like Joe Queenan?

Oh yeah, and then some.

I've got one word for you, Joe..."November."

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February 08, 2010

Mwahahahaaaaa

This is funny as hell.

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February 04, 2010

Vicious, lying children

updated below
Okay, so James O'Keefe, the Pimp of Pimp n' Ho, is doing real journalism and exposing lies and other dishonesties on lefties and for that he can never be forgiven.
So I saw this article and it looked weird to me, I could see the left was in full "vicious attack mode".
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Now an activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O'Keefe at a 2006 conference on "Race and Conservatism" that featured leading white nationalists.

OMG!!!! A racist!!!!! He was manning a table at a white supremacist event. With Literature!!!! Connect the dots folks!

First, look at the pic.
It's blatantly obvious the head is Pshopped into everything else. The jacket looks like a cartoon drawing for instance.

So I knew it was bullshit, but I didn't have enough info and I wanted to see what O'Keefe said because, well, he knows what happened.
Of course, the fine, tolerant, totally honest journalists at the Village Voice had an even better "scoop"
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It is telling that O'Keefe would organize an event...
So now, not only was he at the event, he organized it!!!!! White supremacists!!! Why, I bet CJ has a pic of him next to Stacy McCain just to complete the white supremacist circle (note: I'm making fun of people who call Stacy a racist).

So Big Gov't decided to call him and ask him (which, for obvious reasons, none of our leftist media betters did, after all, they never let facts get in the way of a good, vicious attack on their political opponents)
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James O’Keefe attended a forum years ago that dealt with race and politics.  The forum was located at a Georgetown University building (that’s right, a 21-year-old man attended an event on a college campus).  The forum had as one of its three speakers a controversial figure, Jared Taylor, with a track record of making racist statements.  He was being debated by two other people including Mr. Martin (taking issue with the racist figure).

Vicious, lying children. At least they've learned one thing, "Racist" is too over-used, so now they're going to use "White Supremacist".

I figure it went out in their townhouse memos. "Look you retards, we can't use racist anymore. Now use "white supremacist"."
Look for that meme among our fine, tolerant, loving, totally free-minded and non-top-down leftist brethren.
Oh, and laugh at the fail.
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We also spoke with Daryle Jenkins of One People’s Project, the man who started this entire legend.  ...His claim ... is based on eye-witnesses who were at the event.
...snip...
Mr. Jenkins only produced the name of one witness: Dave Weigel...

We called Mr. Weigel and he denied ever telling Mr. Jenkins that Mr. O’Keefe was “manning the table.”

Heh, so their "proof" called them liars. On the record.
I can personally confirm that he was there, but not that he was manning the table — nor that O’Keefe “planned” the event (as Blumenthal put it) with Marcus Epstein, who was president of the Robert Taft Club.

Fucking vicious, lying children who have to viciously attack anyone who threatens their ignorant, hate-filled agenda.
Fuck them all.
I anxiously await the day the NY Times, the Wash Post, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Reuters, AP and the rest of the vicious, lying sacks of shit are out of business and out of jobs.
Fuck them all.

Via eddiebear in the comments (yes, this blog has comments) we see Retracto the Correction Alpaca is on the job!
Apparently, the only thing they didn't get wrong was that they spelled his name right.

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