Friday, June 5, 2009

Something Someone Else Said

"Let me just say — this is going to sound radical, I don’t mean for it to be radical — but to me, the greatest threat to America is not necessarily a recession or even another terrorist attack. The greatest threat to America is a liberal media bias," - Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX)

With fresh, new ideas like this I predict that the Republican party will come roaring back in 2010. You just watch.



Tim said...

Fox News is way too liberal for my tastes. Just sayin'.

By the way, did you see the clips from yesterday where Fox News initially said that Obama did his whole speech in Cairo and not once mentioned terrorism? Pretty funny. You see, he actually used words other than terrorist or terrorism, and when they did a search on the text, those words didn't come up so they proceeded to rip him a new one without having actually watched the speech.

To me, that's much more frightening than a "liberal" media, who do watch things and comment on the real. Remember, in the Bush days the liberal media were referred to as "reality based." And that was by Bush's own people I believe.

JBW said...

It's a well known fact that reality does indeed have a liberal bias, Tim. And FOX News is very similar to Don and his minions: you know the criticism is going to be negative, it just depends on what faux outrage du jour they're going to focus on.

BD said...

Monsieur Webb - "faux" & "du jour" in the same post? You ain't goin' all frenchy gay on me r ya? (not that there's anything wrong with that)

...but I digress...

I do think Obama is getting a bit of a pass from the media, but only because he's so fucking awesome. And I mean that. He really is an amazing person and the pride I have knowing he's my president is real. All the more reason for the rest of us to push him more. To whom much is given, much will be required, bitch!

JBW said...

Uh-oh BD, I also used the words "sobriquet" and "adieu" pwning a conservative douchebag on another site earlier today. I think I'll be OK though: cock still only sounds halfway appealing to me.

I agree with you that the media has given Obama a bit of a pass on some things but he has had some major shitstorms to weather in a relatively short time period; he had to hit the ground running pretty hard. And remember, Bush had eight whole months of coasting before we were attacked on his watch.

Obama has/hasn't done some things that I expected and am still expecting him to do but I'm willing to have patience and give him the benefit of the doubt for the time being. Acting impulsively and shooting from the hip isn't his style. He's a measured thinker who takes the long view. Where Bush (or Rove, acting in the stead of his brain) was a tactician, Obama is a strategist and a savvy one at that.

I'm glad that you still think he's doing a good job. You don't know this but I use you and your opinions as one of my bullshit detectors to keep me self aware and to make sure I'm not growing too biased in my critical thinking about him. Say "hi" to the fam for me.

Van Zan said...


I wish to formally apologize on behalf of Australia for spawning the dry-as-dust ruthless businessman Rupert Murdoch, who created Fox News and inflicted it on the American people.
This was a shabby thing to do to you, our ally, particularly considering no-one here in Australia consumes that shit ourselves. Even Murdoch himself does not believe much of the lunatic ideology that Fox News presents. Like a moonshiner who doesn't inbibe his own product... he has more sense than to swallow.
Not much ethics or sentiment, but sense. A notion of what day it is...
The day to serve millions of suckers their daily ration of total crap.

Anyway... sorry.
On the upside we also produced Miranda Kerr, Eric Bana and Hugh Jackman. And Errol Flynn.

JBW said...

Apology accepted, VZ. Kerr makes me happy to be a penis-wielding man, Bana and Jackman kick cinematic ass, and Flynn was a swashbuckling pimp of the first order. No worries on this side, mate.

Tim said...

Noted liberal Brian Williams did a great piece from inside the White House last night on NBC. Very cool.

It's so refreshing to have a president who is not a douchebag.

JBW said...

I have yet to watch it myself but I have a friend who has been raving about the White House tour, Tim. Although Jon Stewart portrayed it as a little too MTV "Cribs".