Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Faux News Channel : What's Next?

I caught myself turning over to the Faux News Channel again last night. This makes two nights in a row.

Why do I torture myself in this manner? I mean, it's not like I am working for a blog like News Hounds or Media Matters, which chronicle their daily stack of lies.

I confess. I wanted to see the spin in action. And it was as I imagined - like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Monday night was the republican spokesman ann coulter love fest at hannity and Colmes. I know that hannity is married, but I'd bet real money that he's tea bagging the coultergeist. Last night was four lemmings and Alan Colmes discussing the Libby verdict - and of course the lemmings all cried "what a miscarriage of justice!"

I just have one question: Do these people really believe this manure they're shoveling? Have they come to the point in their own brainwashing where they can no longer disseminate the truth from lies anymore? Or are they so deep into the mud with the architects of this administration that they have nowhere else to go?

They gloss over the Walter Reed story. They deny that Valerie Plame was a covert agent. They continue to blame Clinton for untold sins. And they continue to worship the chimp, the dark lord and his minion, all the while steering other lemmings away from real news towards fluff like Anna Nicole and American Idol.



At 3/07/2007 09:02:00 PM, Blogger betmo said...

pathetic yes. i believe that cult members generally need to be deprogrammed but i don't really know how to do that on such a monumental scale. too bad we don't have the flashy thing from men in black. i have pondered why these people lack the capacity for abstract thought- and i narrowed it down to 2 reasons- 1) it's genetic or 2) their lazy. what other reason could it be?

At 3/08/2007 11:33:00 AM, Blogger InternetJunkie said...

In the case of my roommate, it is part laziness and part not willing to accept that they have been conned. He absolutely refuses to believe that George W. Bush would do anything deliberately wrong - - that the crisis we're in is the fault of others, namely Democrats.

At 3/10/2007 10:30:00 PM, Blogger eyedoc333 said...

*deletes Faux News channel from IJ's remote*

At 3/11/2007 04:00:00 PM, Blogger not_over_it said...

I watched Faux this morning, but only long enough to catch Hume declare that when Clinton took office he was the first President in HISTORY to ask for the resignations of all 94 US prosecutors.


How are ya', IJ?

At 3/11/2007 05:36:00 PM, Blogger 5th Estate said...

I think they do "believe" in sthe strict sense of the word.
Belief is a choice that can be made independent of fact or reason. Belief can be bolstered and justified by fellow believers. Belief is a commitment that ipso fact can and must be sustained by more or more ardent belief.

At 3/12/2007 12:27:00 AM, Blogger InternetJunkie said...

...Hume declare[d] that when Clinton took office he was the first President in HISTORY to ask for the resignations of all 94 US prosecutors

This must be the new talking points memo for neocons. While listening to the Brenna & Brenna Law Forum on Sunday, a caller didn't have a problem with elected officials calling prosecutors to check up on cases, such as what happened in New Mexico. However, he did have a problem with Clinton cleaning house because it was "political". Even though the attorney attempted, for over five minutes, to explain the difference, the neo came back with the same hackneyed response "Well, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree."

I hate that fucking answer.


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