CBS Sunday Morning by John Cole| April 5, 20099:00 am| 12 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailA new thread for you.
Newtie Newt was on FNS and flogging the deep thinking wingnut "oh my god Im shitting my pants Im so scared" issue du jour: Electromagnetic Pulse weapons, and he explicitly linked it to the North Korea missile launch.
How assholes like Gingrich think that a country exploding a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere to take out our electrical grid wouldn’t be treated as if that nuclear weapon had taken out Chicago is incomprehensible to me.
Also – Chris Wallace came out very much pro-mutual assured destruction while questioning David Axelrod, the hatred of which very much informed Reagan’s enthusiasm for missile defense.
I have to stop trying to understand wingnut thinking.
Hey, can we start Douche Bag Parties to counter-protest the Tea Bag Parties? I’ll bring the vinegar.
@eastriver: I think the way things are going, you would be better off bringing body armor. Vinegar doesn’t dissolve bullets.
Against my better judgement I turned to MTP while Gregory was interviewing the new CEO of GM. I swear Gregory threw out every right wing talking point on the Big 3 known to man and he would not accept the guys answer when he said President Obama didn’t want to run GM. The name should be officialy changed to "Meet The Right Wing News". Gregory is the worst kind of worthless tool. The only Democrat he quoted after quoting at least 4 different Republicans was President Obama and then he only did it to imply that President Obama was lying. Gahhhhhhhhhhh
Snow is falling in southern MN this moring. I’d rather watch that than the crap on the sunday news shows. If anything worthwhile happened, there’ll be a clip on a blog somewhere. I can wait half a day.
gbear is dead on….i admit that it means that i must rely on others and will never carry my weight. Yes, I have a television (I am not one of "those"), but i have not watched a network news show or channel since the defeat of Al Gore.
As a progressive liberal, those sunday morning shows offer nothing for me. When an Obama Treasury official is the only representative of the Left than one might be fair in calling the perspective skewed.
It is clear to everyone that does not have avested economic or idealogical interest in Wall Street that there was a paradigm failure. Yet, you would have to read Pravda to even get a hint of such a failure.
In sum, I am an incrementalist, not because I do not believe in my progressive ideas, but because the allowed bandwith of political discourse has made me into a Fidel Castro revolutionary. My political views are seen as the danger and not the views of Bachmann and her ilk (read: GOP).
god bless american media hegemony.
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Well, I know what show tunes are gonna be in my head all Sunday long.
Oh, and you know the world is changing when I can’t find new reasons to hate Ben Stein anymore. He lost all his money, and he loves dogs. Who knew?
@gbear: Sunny and 65 in Kentucky this morning. Just had coffee, breakfast and the Sunday paper on the deck.
Oh, and Gregory’s a tool.
In Treatment is coming back to HBO tonight!
I really dug the first season. My kinda show – no action, all dialogue. And psychobabble at that. YUM!
It’s almost worth watching these shows if only to monitor the decline of serious journalism. Newspapers are dying (most recently, the NY Times company has threatened to shut down the Boston Globe), and I wonder now if broadcast news might be next.
For example, John McLaughlin is so out of touch that even the other panelists on his show treat him like a senile grandpa. He kept going on about the dangers of protectionism, apparently believing that he lives in a 19th century America with a strong manufacturing base instead of a world in which Made in China is the most ubiquitous product label. And he kept going on about how China should increase its domestic spending because that would reduce its budget surplus and make him happy.
The ABC Sunday news show was even worse. For some reason, former Bush speechwriter David Frum was on as a pundit, apparently because he is the front man for some new conservative think tank. Unfortunately, he had about as much grasp of the issues of the day as Sarah Palin. George Will, as usual, was pulling historical anecdotes out of his ass as a substitute for intelligent discourse.
What made this program especially pointless was that George Stephanopolous had to let all these fools prattle on as though they had a point, instead of calling them on their bullshit. When Frum complained that banking regulatons called for at the European summit would hurt business, the obvious challenge would have been, "WTF?"
Jeff Gordon takes Texas and ends a year-and-a-half year drought. Carl Edwards was well on his way to repeating last year’s win; but his pit crew failed him… badly. One last stop took him from near the lead to out of the top ten.
But then again there are at least half a dozen blogs that are doing a good job of documenting this decline, and counteracting the crap with linking to accurate sources.
…kind of says it all.