Monday, July 26, 2010

From Dionne's Mouth to the Gods' Ears...

E.J. Dionne's latest at truthdig.com gets it absolutely right. Go there and read the whole thing, but here are some nibbles to whet your appetite:

The smearing of Shirley Sherrod ought to be a turning point in American politics. This is not, as the now trivialized phrase has it, a “teachable moment.” It is a time for action.

The mainstream media and the Obama administration alike must stop cowering before a right wing that has persistently forced its own propaganda to be accepted as news by persuading traditional journalists that “fairness” requires treating extremist rants as “one side of the story.”

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The traditional media are so petrified of being called “liberal” that they are prepared to allow the Breitbarts of the world to become their assignment editors. Mainstream journalists regularly criticize themselves for not jumping fast enough or high enough when the Fox crowd demands coverage of one of their attack lines.

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If Obama hates the current media climate, he should stop overreacting to it. And the mainstream media should stop being afraid of insisting upon the difference between news and propaganda.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

2 comments:

Ralph said...

THE LIBTARD MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS SLANDERING LEADING JOURNALIST ANDREW BREITBART, CLAIMING THAT HE DISHONESTLY AND MISLEADINGLY EDITED THE HATEFUL RANT DELIVERED BY SHIRLEY SHERROD TO A LOCAL NAACP BRANCH!!!!!!

HOWEVER,
AMERICAPHILE MINISTRIES HAS HEARD AND ANALYZED THE ENTIRE ADDRESS!!!!

THIS FULL RECORDING IN NO WAY ABSOLVES SHERROD, NOT IN THE LEAST!!!!

HERE, WE HEAR A GODLESS, RED MARXIST-LENINIST-STALIN-MAOIST SOCIALIST COMMUNIST LEFTIST TERRORIST REVOLUTIONARY TOTALITARIAN ANTI-AMERICAN CALL FOR CLASS WARFARE, PITTING “THE POOR” AGAINST THOSE WHO WORK HARD TO EARN THEIR KEEP WITH OUT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HAND-OUTS!!!!

CLASS WARFARE!!!!!!

CLASS WARFARE!!!!!!

CLASS WARFARE!!!!!!

LEADING POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER RUSH LIMBAUGH HAS EXPOSED THE AGENDA OF THE NAACP!!!!!

The NAACP is about the advancement of leftist ideals, agenda, and its own racism, and they're out there trying to tar and feather the tea party as racist.

HYPOCRITES!!!!!

HYPOCRITES!!!!!

HYPOCRITES!!!!!

HATE!!!!!!! HATE!!!!!!! HATE!!!!

AMERICA-HATE, AMERICA’S-GREATEST-PRESIDENT-GEORGE-W-BUSH-HATE, ULSTER-HATE, ENGLISH-LANGUAGE-HATE, CHENEY-HATE, FLAG-HATE, TROOPS-HATE, SARAH-PALIN-HATE, JOE-THE-PLUMBER-HATE, DEBORAH-ANOINTING-HATE, ALASKA-HATE, VALUES-HATE, RUDY-GIULIANI-HATE, ROBERT-NOVAK-HATE, JOHN-HAGEE-HATE, MICHELLE-BACHMAN-HATE, RUMSFELD-HATE, CONDOLEEZZA-HATE, PATRIOT-ACT-HATE, MCCAIN-HATE, FREEDOM-AGENDA-HATE, GOP-HATE, FAIR-AND-BALANCED-REPORTING-HATE, FOX-NEWS-HATE, COULTER-HATE, GLENN-BECK-HATE, NELSON-MCCAUSLAND-HATE, BASEBALL-HATE, JOYCE-MEYER-MINISTRIES-HATE, RUSH-LIMBAUGH-HATE, ORLY-TAITZ-HATE, TED-NUGENT-HATE, MALKIN-HATE, PERSONAL-RESPONSIBILITY-HATE, LIBERTY-BELL-HATE, FAITH-HATE, JOHN-GIBSON-HATE, TEABAG-PARTY-HATE, HETEROSEXUAL-MARRIAGE-HATE, O’REILLY-HATE, HANNITY-HATE, HAL-LINDSAY-HATE, TRUTH-HATE, FACTS-HATE, FAMILY-VALUES-HATE, R.W.SCHAMBACH-HATE, ISRAEL-HATE, TROOPS-HATE, KJV-HATE, WILLIAM-KRISTOL-HATE, REFORMATION-HATE AND HUMANITY-HATE!!!!!!!!!!

THE LEFT ARE SO FILLED WITH HATE THAT THEY CAN'T EVEN THINK!!!!!

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS INFILTRATED BY HORDES OF PIAPS’ AGENTS WHO ARE GEARING UP TO ESTABLISH A ONE-WORLD SOCIALIST SAPPHIC DICTATORSHIP!!!!!!*

THANK YOU, ANDREW BREITBART AND FOX NEWS FOR YOUR CONSISTANT, TRUTHFUL, THOUGHTFUL, FAIR AND BALANCED REPORTING!!!!!

AMERICA---YEAH!!!!!

* WISE COUNSEL TO AMERICAPHILE READERS: WHILE WE ARE UNDOUBTEDLY ON A COLLISION COURSE TO THE COMING RAPTURE, THIS MINISTRY URGES SOBRIETY AND RESTRAINT, AND AGAINST MAXING OUT YOUR CREDIT CARDS….AT LEAST FOR NOW!!!!

HOWERVER, READERS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO SECURE AND FINALISE ALL ARRANGEMENTS AND PROVISIONS FOR YOUR BELOVED PETS IN THE POST-RAPTURE PERIOD!!!!

Jonathan said...

Andrew Breitbart is a blogger, not a journalist.
Oh, and news flash Ralph: it has been widely reported that Breitbart took clips from the entire speech, and used snippets that would generate the most outrage. Because of this a woman's career was nearly destroyed.

What a minute...what the fuck am I even doing, trying to make your dumbass see that this right-wing jerkoff deliberately tried to destroy this woman's life's work and further embarrass the Obama administration? Nothing I can say will make you see the the light anyways, so I won't even waste what's left of my time, and just say this: buzz off, or I'll ban your ass. Capiche?

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