Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’

Honestly, it reaches a point where it’s perfectly fair to ask whether someone is spouting bullshit because she’s just an idiot or is doing so knowingly. And then it’s fair to point out that neither alternative is desirable.

Take Sarah Palin’s recent comments about Barack Obama’s 2001 radio interview in which he pointed out that the civil-rights movement had erred in relying too heavily on the courts for social justice and correctly observed, as a Constitutional scholar, that the courts are not structured to affect redistributive change. Either blissfully unaware or blithely indifferent to the actual facts, Palin said Obama was saying quite the opposite of what he actually was: that he wished the courts had been more radical and that he wants to rewrite the Constitution.

ABC News, in what had to have been one of the easiest fact-checking exercises ever, summarily debunked Palin’s absurd comments.

Now, if anyone is going to argue that quoting Karl Marx to Joe Biden counts as nothing more than fair, probing journalism, then who would say the media should not be all over Palin for spreading lies like these — or really, any of the other falsehoods the McCain campaign has pinned its last hopes upon?

The media need to understand that the truth is not self-evident to most people. And simply giving air time to lines like these in the interest of “equal time” and the “Fairness Doctrine” without spending as much — or more, actually — time devoted to exposing the lie ultimately does a great disservice to our society and democracy. And, if the American people are ever able to collectively take the search for truth into their own hands, to the credibility of all media.

Read Full Post »

This would be hilarious even coming from Bill O’Reily or Sean Hannity. That it’s coming from a TV news anchor (not an analyst, mind you) makes this clip simultaneously hilarious and chilling in its are-you-shittin’-me quotient.

Check out this idiot from some station in Florida. One gets the sense she’d been rehearsing these questions for weeks, waiting for her chance to finally “stick it” to Obama and his socialist lackey Joe Biden. But give Biden mad credit for seeing right past this “hard-hitting” line of questioning and calling this whackjob out for her laughably over-the-top Fox News audition.

Read Full Post »