― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
glenn beck, information architect XD
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 01:34 (3 years ago) Permalink
want fast food news? fox report!
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 02:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
it's necessary for a good conspiracy theory to be ever more vast and intricate, yes? focusing and asking precise questions is the exact wrong thing to do. if beck wants to send his audience off into the weeds for the next eight years, well, all right then. and for the leading conspiracy theorist, mr beck, suddenly i see that not knowing what he's talking about is.. an asset.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 03:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
QUESTION WITH BOLDNESS AND SPEAK WITH OUT FEAR
― there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 04:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
dont even want to imagine what were going to get from fox commentators today about kennedy
― fleetwood (max), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 12:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
fox is just not covering it full-time like msnbc is, msnbc is a nonstop kennedy wake. fox coverage is good from what i've seen. i've only had it on for the past few hours. it's been more of 'here is the legislation he passed that actually affects your life,' some comments from republicans (all positive). many noting how kennedy actually got along with conservatives irl & sort of lamenting how politics has changed.
at msnbc this morning there was more of a worshipful tone about the convergence of public service and liberal values and this one family's history and legacy, all of these things together, that goes completely lauded and unquestioned. i have a bit of an impression of noblesse oblige from this msnbc coverage. fox has been more down-to-earth.
wow - smith just now remarks on the vicious emails & internet comments, and asks why kennedy has been so demonized by the far right, d. brinkley (guest) responds by explaining the roots of it are in kennedy's work to destroy jim crow laws and his civil rights activism.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
woah, i wouldn't even make that argt
― the people vs peer gynt (goole), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
― feed them to the (Linden Ave) lions (will), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
far as i remember, brinkley was talking historically about the *start* of the vitriol - why kennedy became such a target for the far-right in the first place. but yeah it was remarkable imho.
speculating, but watching studio b just now, i had the sense they had gotten a LOT of hate mail. wrapped up by saying both dems/republicans said that kennedy was in fact just trying to help people, and was a good man.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
glenn beck show is utterly poisonous
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
i wonder how many minority races are employed on the glenn beck show, either tv or radio
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
"you are about to lose your free speech in your country. do you disagree with that?" - this guy's style is no different than any extremely successful cult leader. i def understand why ppl who don't know better get totally brainwashed by him.
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink
rush on beck
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
I was kind of boggling at the Fox News store in the Minneapolis airport last weekend as it was staffed entirely by immigrants from various African nations.
― joygoat, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
i don't think that counts
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
True, but there's still something that feels really wrong about pasty traveling business dudes buying their copies of AN INCONVENIENT BOOK from Somali women in headscarves.
― joygoat, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
yes, i agree
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 22:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
eh, a huge portion of people who work at fox news--not just on studio b but on cavuto, fox & friends, probably on oreilly and even hannity and beck--arent hardcore conservatives by any means. i mean probably the number of people who work for the network who actually agree with hannity is fairly low. the fact is... there arent enough jobs for ppl in the industry--from producers to grips--especially not jobs that pay as well as fox does (id imagine)--for it to be something worth taking a stand over. and like in most businesses, id say the majority of people are ultimately just sort of apathetic.
― fleetwood (max), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
i def understand why ppl who don't know better get totally brainwashed by him.
― sailor goon (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark
apart from the party-line towing, he is the only one on the left or right speaking with the appropriate level of outrage concerning September 2008. Especially in contrast to Obama's increasingly mired centrism, I can see the profound appeal of Beck's 'revolutionary' populism, it's just that masterful little pivot point on the concept of which exact institution needs to be taken out
― Milton Parker, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah i have no doubt.
i wonder more about the people actually talking on camera/on radio & how they can say some of the stuff they do, in front of their coworkers.
xpost - you mean the bailouts? that's why i like ratigan, who in addition, seems to deal in facts and reality. unfortunately he's on at such a weird hour most ppl don't watch him.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
sept 08 is just kind of my shorthand for the economic meltdown hitting home with most people's 401k's and savings were eaten by 33-50%, the reflexive bailouts were just the surreal punchline
sarah palin sez watch glenn beck!
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 27 August 2009 00:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah, i worry about her a little bit doncha know. the lady has no establishment advisors to tell her how to kinda sorta stay within the lines or what to do next, so she turns on the tv & is like wow, glenn beck! he GETS it!
i mean, if i were to imagine who'd be in beck's audience, i'd picture regular jane six-pack, lives in rural america, sees the economy going to shit, doesn't trust obama, hates government, gets all mad, thinks she has no one to talk to who understands, turns on the tv, and says wow, glenn beck! he GETS it!
i picture that, then i say to myself, this person was the VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE
― daria, actually (daria-g), Thursday, 27 August 2009 00:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
I caught a little bit of Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough talking about Kennedy and gun control and it got a little stupid.
I mean, yes, technically he lost two brothers to gun violence...
― tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 27 August 2009 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink
apparently Glenn Beck hasn't mentioned Ted Kennedy's death yet.
― Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 30 August 2009 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink
beck going all-in on attacking van jones
i guess he's accusing people of being communists and radicals again. played a clip of jeremiah wright. demands obama answer if he believes white people are poisoning immigrants and people of color, because apparently that's what he's accusing jones of believing. i didn't research whatever beck took out of context there, so i can't explain
what depresses me about this shit is.. it's not just candidates for senate/potus/scotus any more. any level of political appointees are subject to being smeared by cable hosts with audiences of millions.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 21:22 (3 years ago) Permalink
i am reminded of this commenter on dem. underground who was like, i've really been enjoying watching glenn beck lately, because i get to find out about all the awesome people who are finally getting heard at the white house
― daria, actually (daria-g), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
oh this is a v good interview with rachel maddow. <3 maddow
― daria, actually (daria-g), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
fox report on h1n1 notes 'no touching' rule instituted in NYC schools to keep flu from spreading. shep: 'no fist bumps.. terrorist or otherwise'
hahahaha (ref: a terrorist fist jab???)
― daria, actually (daria-g), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
sloooooooooow news day on studio b is hilarious. the shepard doesn't even try to not look completely bored and annoyed as they kill the last 10 min with segments on: alleged bigfoot spotting in poland, the death of the world's oldest dog, and ('and then there's this.. and then, mercifully, it ends') the japanese pm's wife saying her soul took a UFO to venus
'cavuto, what do you have? because around here it went right off the tracks and into a ravine'
it's like listening to joel and the bots 3/4 of the way into some interminably dull 50s scifi feature when they give up on trying to be funny & are just like WHY ISN'T THIS OVER YET
― daria, actually (daria-g), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
polish bigfoot video is hilar btw
― The Great Southern Pusskill (latebloomer), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
hah, i am not the only one who noticed http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/funny/the_weirdest_five_minutes_of_our_day_130154.asp
the funny thing about the tvnewser site, i am convinced that most every regular commenter on there has made up a persona that is a complete pisstake. especially the fox news & msnbc stans who are so over-the-top that they've got to be parody. but they don't realize everyone they're responding to is also a complete pisstake
― daria, actually (daria-g), Thursday, 3 September 2009 00:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
this evening in pictures
chief nerd correspondent goes on tour with the tea party express, in TEXAS. some lady starts yelling into the mic about how this was socialism and how could the government just ram health care down their throats and etc.
hannity plays an adorably hokey video in which many people at fox news trash talk about college football. fake head exploding doocy is a highlight
i feel left out, my college just had a bunch of pot smoking hippies, no football team at all. rooting for wvu but i guess they aren't going to be too good this year.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 4 September 2009 05:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
the pundit shows are all about being gravely concerned about mr van jones. so ridiculous. i suppose some of the lefty rhetoric doesn't play all that great on the national stage but i dont find anything too remarkable about it, obama better stick with him..
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 4 September 2009 05:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
lolololol @ Shep and his beloved Rebels. Ole Miss fans are insanely awesome in that they can reimagine any season, no matter how dismal, where Ole Miss ends up nat'l champs. "if we hadn't gotten screwed on that offensive interference call in the 3rd quarter of the Alabama game, we woulda been SEC Western Div champs. We practically beat LSU, if only <wide reciever> hadn't been injured, and LSU beat Florida, so by the transitive property we obviously would've one the NCAA. I mean, we were practically national champions, guys!" (nevermind the 4-8 record)
― feed them to the (Linden Ave) lions (will), Friday, 4 September 2009 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
via those crazy kids at ohnotheydidnt- political <3
― daria, actually (daria-g), Saturday, 5 September 2009 21:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
Charlie Brooker gave me much-needed LOLs with a point yesterday:
At last weekend's Edinburgh TV festival, the annual MacTaggart Lecture was delivered by Niles Crane from Frasier, played with eerie precision by James Murdoch. His speech attacked the BBC, moaned about Ofcom and likened the British television industry to The Addams Family. It went down like a turd in a casserole. Still, the Addams Family reference will have been well-considered because James knows a thing or two about horror households: he's the son of Rupert Murdoch, which makes him the closest thing the media has to Damien from The Omen. That's a fatuous comparison, obviously. Damien Thorn, offspring of Satan, was educated at Yale before inheriting a global business conglomerate at a shockingly young age and using it to hypnotise millions in a demonic bid to hasten Armageddon. James Murdoch's story is quite different. He went to Harvard.
Above all, Murdoch's speech was a call for the BBC's online news service to be curbed, scaled back, deleted, depleted, dragged to the wastebasket, and so on, because according to him, the dispersal of such free "state-sponsored" news on the internet threatens the future of other journalistic outlets. Particularly those provided by News International, which wants to start charging for the online versions of its papers. Yes, Thorn - I mean, Murdoch - refers to the BBC as "state-sponsored media", because that makes it sound bad (although not quite as bad as "Satan-sponsored media", admittedly). He evoked the goverment's control of the media in Orwell's 1984, and claimed that only commercial news organisations were truly capable of producing "independent news coverage that challenges the consensus". I guess that's what the News Of The World does when it challenges the consensus view that personal voicemails should remain personal, or that concealing a video camera in a woman's private home bathroom is sick and creepy (it magically becomes acceptable when she's Kerry Katona).
Another great example of independent consensus-challenging news coverage is America's Fox News network, home of bellicose human snail Bill O'Reilly and blubbering blubberball Glenn Beck. Beck - who has the sort of rubbery, chucklesome face that should ideally be either a) cast as the goonish sidekick in a bad frat house sex comedy or b) painted on a toilet bowl so you could shit directly on to it - has become famous for crying live on air, indulging in paranoid conspiracy theorising, and labelling Obama a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people or white culture". As a news source, Fox is about as plausible and useful as an episode of Thundercats. Still, at least by hiring Beck, they've genuinely challenged the stuffy consensus notion that people should only really be given their own show on a major news channel if they're sane.
The trouble is, once you've gasped or chuckled over the YouTube clips of his most demented excesses, he's actually incredibly boring: a fat clown with one protracted trick. His show consists of an hour of screechy, hectoring bullshit: a pudgy middle-aged right-winger sobbing into his shirt about how powerless he feels. It's an incredible performance, but it belongs in some kind of zoo, not on a news channel. But that's the Murdoch way.
Now there's a lengthy, valid, and boring debate to be had about the scope and suitability of some of the BBC's ambitions but, quite frankly, if their news website (a thing of beauty and a national treasure) helps us stave off the arrival of the likes of Beck - even tangentially, even only for another few years until the Tories take over and begin stealthily dismantling the Beeb while a self-interested press loudly eggs them on - then it deserves to be cherished and applauded. To finish his speech, Murdoch claimed, "The only reliable, durable, and perpetual guarantor of independence is profit." Or to put it another way: greed is good. Then he clopped off stage on his cloven hooves, guffing out a hot cloud of sulphur as he left.
― lacoste intolerant (suzy), Sunday, 6 September 2009 15:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
the olbermann is crowdsourcing @ dailykos for dirt on beck
this is all so silly.
i have actually been watching some olbermann lately, the more serious parts of the show. the guy is wicked smart and a really talented broadcaster, and regrettably he just can't get beyond his ego to have any empathy for points of view other than his own. not saying he should have it for beck, just in general
― daria, actually (daria-g), Monday, 7 September 2009 02:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
it just dawned on me who has to be REALLY pissed off about this. bill o'reilly! he is SO over. hah
― daria, actually (daria-g), Monday, 7 September 2009 04:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/keith-olbermann-calls-for-oppo-research-on-glenn-beck-others-at-fox/Once the game of oppo research on the press begins, it’s hard to tell where it might stop, no?
i agree actually. it's so narcissistic.
also, this is old but kelly's court is a treat. she's sassyhttp://video.aol.com/video-detail/americas-newsroom-soft-core/216172827151548352
― daria, actually (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 September 2009 20:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
― daria, actually (daria-g), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
i know which show id rather watch here
― daria, actually (daria-g), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
msnbc is replaying the broadcast of the today show from the morning of 9-11. really interesting to watch. it seems an unconfirmed report that a bomb went off at the state department, and an unconfirmed report that another plane (after the pentagon) was headed for downtown washington, were broadcast on the national tv news. i thought those were just rumors going around my office (was at work @ downtown dc at the time), but it explains why by around 10:30am my boss was like O_O we're closing, everyone go home.
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 11 September 2009 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
i remember a report of at least one car bomb in DC
― goole, Friday, 11 September 2009 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
yep, exactly. i thought it was just people talking but turns out, katie couric reported it over the air. i guess it was called an unconfirmed report or something, but anyway, now i know why we were all like oh shit, i hope nothing else blows up.
(doubtless beck will be on the air tomorrow going on about how wonderful and united everyone felt on 9-12, which is a complete lie, and my recollection is: we don't really even know who did this, the army is deployed on the streets of georgetown, there are jets and military helicopters flying at all hours, and shit, i hope nothing else blows up. i also recall thinking i really do not trust bush to handle this, so i am sure this proves to beck that i hate america)
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 11 September 2009 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
I stood in line at a McDonald's in lower Manhattan on the afternoon of 9/11 and listened to a couple of ex-frat boys talk about killing towel-heads. Then they ordered a "fuh-jit-a" or something equally mispronounced. I went back to my friend's dorm and didn't come out til midnight.
― that stupid-ass cannibal pen-pal of yours (Laurel), Friday, 11 September 2009 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
The next day I was mostly concerned with getting back across the river to where I lived.
― that stupid-ass cannibal pen-pal of yours (Laurel), Friday, 11 September 2009 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 11 September 2009 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
― daria, actually (daria-g), Friday, 11 September 2009 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
― goole, Friday, 11 September 2009 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink