And where are the watchdogs? At CJR they're writing defensive, bitchy posts about articles in Women's Wear Daily while wanting to pretend they're some sort of journalistic oversight body. Get real. They're nothing but another useless and mythical watercooler -- with half the intelligence and none of the pertinence. They haven't done a thing of value online that they can point to in the last two years.
That's C.I. in today's snapshot. We were talking about it today, my boss' idea, and she called me after work when the snapshot went up and said, "There it is!" She always has "truest" suggestions I take to Third each Sunday. Each Sunday they do one or two "truest statement of the week." And she's always got three or four by C.I. she wants me to toss out.
I do toss them out. C.I. does not want the attention, does not think she deserves it and repeatedly shoots it down. She gets maybe three a year if that and, on those three, she's too tired and just doesn't want to argue it and so waives it through.
However, she will mention something I've written or Mike's written or anyone's written. She nominated Wally and Cedric (a joint-post) last week. But she doesn't want to receive it.
So my boss said, "You should do 'quote of the week'." That way I could note something. So we were talking about that today and I told her I'd keep my eyes open but, it turns out, I didn't have to. I was just pulling groceries out of the back of my trunk (I stopped by the store on the way home) when my phone's ringing and it's my boss screaming, "I got it! I got it!" :D She did too.
So I'll try to do that as a weekly thing, "Quote of the week."
Good for Patrick Brennan. He offers a common sense look at the media's Tea Party craze. He examines the overly emotional and highly dramatic bad writer Matt Taibbi and it is a must-read column.
If I were a Tea Party member, I think I'd give a speech saying, "I want to thank Matt Taibbi, The Nation magazine, The Progressive -- especially the always uninformed Kate Clinton, and various others for doing their part to make us stars with rumors and outrageous claims."
That's why the Tea Party so damn strong today. They got attacked and attacked with one distortion after another, it wounded them personally but made them stronger as a group. The left really fueled that and certainly fueled MSM interest in the movement.
I have nothing against the Tea Party, I'm not a member, don't plan on becoming one. So as someone on the left who was neutral throughout the craze, it was really amazing to watch the breathless panting of so many on the left.
It's hilarious and they still do it with regards to Sarah Palin.
It's whine, "Why do they keep covering her!" Then Betsy Reed or John Nichols or some other nitwit is writing yet another blog post at The Nation or wherever in full-on screech mode, drawing attention to Palin yet again, feeding the attention frenzy, but when the MSM then follows that it's, "Why are they obsessed with Palin!" Uh, Nation magazine, this is kettle, you're black.
Oh, hypocrite of the week. Little Richard Kim. Self-loathing gay boi Kim shows up to whine about a climate that fosters homophobia.
You know what Kimmy-boi, f**k you with a strap-on dildo. F**k you and kiss my Black lesbian ass, Richard Kim.
The little bitch-boi shows up with that article. But where was he when Barack was promoting homophobia?
Want to talk about fostering it?
How about a South Carolina campaign event in the fall of 2007 where Barack put MULTIPLE homophobes on stage. Including a 'recovered' gay who preached homophobia from the stage of the event -- OF THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN EVENT.
I have no respect for Whora Flanders who couldn't call it out and I have no respect for little Kimmy-boi. If the two of them get off on having their partners beat them, piss on them and s**t on them, I say, "Keep it in the bedroom and out of the politics." If being dominated turns you on, more power to you. But don't get off on the entire LGBT community being disrespected. We can't afford your cowardly asses, Whora and Kimmy-boi.
Hope that's clear.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"