I didn’t mean to go on the Right Wing blogs today. Usually, the level of sheer hatred that is espoused towards anything I vaguely believe in makes David Duke look like a Welcome Wagon hostess. Several links during fact-checking have taken me to sites that I would prefer not to remember, let alone refer to.
But it is IMPORTANT to go and look, occasionally, just as it’s important to listen to Right Wing Hate Radio once a month or so, to REMIND you of how much these people hate you, your children, your beliefs, and how dangerous they potentially are.
But one, in particular, seemed to scream loudest as the poster child of the Clueless Need To Hate that so characterizes the Right Wing blogosphere these days. That may sound harsh, but I assure you, it’s entirely fair (just think “Ann Coulter”):
I am not going to quote the entire NewsBusters (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias” ) posting. I leave it to more nuanced minds to understand how nitpicking about a straight, factual article is an example EVIL, LEFTIST, LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS!!!!
Mostly because you’ve got to be more than a little crazy to analyze the sheer psychotic paranoia of this post, and I guess I’m not that nuts, after all.
Some ‘blogger’ named “Pam Meister” (whose profile states: “A recovering liberal since 9/11” and whose website has this slug: “Conservative discussion and viewpoints from Deep Inside New England’s liberal wasteland”) has posted that the AP story (which I referred to earlier in the day) is biased … because THE WRITING ISN’T AS CLEAR AS SHE PREFERS!
This is the equivalent of using spelling flames to prove liberal bias.:
by Pam Meister
… Wyoming state law dictates that a replacement senator must come from the same party as the senator being replaced. The AP story seems quite vague about this:
State Republican Party officials had given Gov. Dave Freudenthal a slate of three nominees from which he had to choose the temporary replacement for Thomas. Freudenthal, a Democrat, chose Barrasso over Cheyenne attorney Tom Sansonetti and former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis.
The reader might get the idea that Gov. Freudenthal was somehow strong-armed into picking another Republican to fill the seat, when in fact, he was following the law.
And check out this (not atypical) comment:
Why include facts that don’t fit the MSM agenda? ; )
WHAT agenda? That the AP writer wasn’t bland ENOUGH? Or that he didn’t heap praise and adulation on the new senator from Wyoming because he was a RepubliKKKan and, therefore, must have the ground ahead of him strewn with rose petals? Nutso.
And WHO is NewsBusters?
The NewsBusters Blog is a project of the Media Research Center.
NewsBusters.org has been led since 1987 by Brent H. Baker, “the MRC’s Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications. The division produces daily, weekly and special reports that document and counter liberal bias from television network news shows and major print publications. Tim Graham serves as Director of Media Analysis and Rich Noyes is the Director of Research.”
And who is the Media Research Center?
Media Research Center Inc. is a conservative media watchdog group run by president and founder Brent Bozell. The Center has a $6 million annual budget and 60 staff members and is funded by larger right-wing foundations (see below*).
[* Some of their related operations:
* Business & Media Institute
* Parents Television Council
* The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
* Sarah Scaife Foundation
* Castle Rock Foundation
* John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.
* The Carthage Foundation
* JM Foundation
Board members include:
# Bruce Bartlett, Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis
# John Berthoud, President, National Taxpayers Union
# Steve Moore, Founder, The Club for Growth
# John Drescher, Senior Fellow, The Discovery Institute
# Dr. Walter E. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Economics George Mason University
# Daniel J. Mitchell, McKenna Senior Fellow in Political Economy Heritage Foundation
And who is Brent Bozell?
Bozell, L. Brent III
13 institutional roles for $2,191,952
Brent Bozell, a zealot of impeccable right-wing pedigree, is the nephew of columnist William F. Buckley and the son of L. Brent Bozell, Jr., who assisted Barry Goldwater with the writing of Conscience of a Conservative.
A close associate of the late Terry Dolan, the closeted gay founder of the National Conservative Political Action Committee, Bozell served for several years as the Dolan organization’s finance chairman and president. In 1991, he helped orchestrate a smear campaign directed at the opposition to Clarence Thomas’s appointment to the Supreme Court; in 1992, he was the chief fund-raiser behind Pat Buchanan’s unsuccessful bid for the Republican Presidential nomination.
The Media Research Center provides Bozell with a platform from which to bash the arts and popular culture. Recently (1996) Bozell has been part of the drive to eradicate PBS.
The garish portrayal of our culture by Bozell, such as the claim that the film version of Last Temptation of Christ showed Jesus “engaging in sex acts and committing adultery,” are sometimes entertaining, but the accretion of drivel can be wearing…. (more)
Ms. Meister should be paddled on her keister for Rorschaching so indiscriminately.
At this level of hallucinatory psychosis, ANYthing proves the psychotic blogger’s point. I don’t know of anything other than gunpowder and steel that can bridge such a communications chasm — as we learned in 1860 and the five years following.