Right Wing Finds Dreaded Liberal Media Bias In Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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.:

AP Touts New Wyoming Senator’s Conservatism; Leaves Out Legalities

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?

Gladjaasked:

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
* CNSNews.com
* NewsBusters
* Parents Television Council
* TimesWatch

Funding

* The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
* Sarah Scaife Foundation
* Castle Rock Foundation
* John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.
* The Carthage Foundation
* JM Foundation[4]

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?

PERSON PROFILE
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.

Courage.

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About Hart Williams

Mr. Williams grew up in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. He lived in Hollywood, California for many years. He has been published in The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, The Santa Fe Sun, The Los Angeles Free Press, Oui Magazine, New West, and many, many more. A published novelist and a filmed screenwriter, Mr. Williams eschews the decadence of Hollywood for the simple, wholesome goodness of the plain, honest people of the land. He enjoys Luis Buñuel documentaries immensely.
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5 Responses to Right Wing Finds Dreaded Liberal Media Bias In Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. “Ms. Meister should be paddled on her keister for Rorschaching so indiscriminately.”

    LOL!

    Hart –

    You do keep us laughing here!

  2. Ginny Cotts says:

    Just one example of how much effort and money the Right wing has put into grinding this liberal media bias into the American voters consciousness. For decades.

    Brings to mind Steven Colbert’s great gig at the Washington Press gala last year.

    “Reality has a well known liberal bias.”

    Thanks for another shot of endorphins, Hart.

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    SURRENDER MONKEY:

    Talk radio conservatives do their damage out of ignorance, rather than out of malice, but the results are still the same. Here’s some proof that these folks are just not like the rest of us. If you look up “surrender monkey” in the Conservative Playbook, you’ll find it defined as “anybody who disagrees with talk radio on the use of American military force, even when their preferred alternative is demonstrably better for our troops, our country, and the rest of the world. For example, if someone suggests keeping our troops safe by removing them from a situation in Iraq where their continued presence is counterproductive in a number of different ways, that person is in favor of our surrender.”

    For the rest of the six billion plus inhabitants of the planet “surrender” means something very much like approaching an adversary on the field of battle, surrendering weapons, and being lead off to captivity. For a country to surrender means doing this on a national scale.

    Talk radio conservatives, when faced with a score of six billion to a miniscule number lack the capacity to even entertain the possibility of reassessing their point of view. They’re sure of what they heard on their radio, so that means that the rest of the world is just wrong.

    Needless to say, science has yet to discover a way to have an intelligent discussion with a person like that.

  4. Absolutely, Darryl.

    But endorphins can only help.

  5. Keep those endorphins coming please!