UPDATE: Looks like fake hate wins the day “Vulgar Comedian Louis C.K. Bounced From Media Dinner” which is linked at the article below, possibly from AP, possibly from Fox News, and, as a result, possibly not credible. UPDATED UPDATE: Well, the legitimate news operations are reporting the Louis C.K. “withdrew” from the event, although the Faux headline is probably closer to the truth. (Well, not the “vulgar” part, which is, at best, the pot lecturing the kettle.)
Greta has her panties in a bunch over Gloria Allred having her panties in a bunch over what Rush did, so Greta’s going to boycott the Correspondents’ dinner because the comedian said some bad word s… I am not making this up.
There’s nothing so hilarious as a “principled” stand against bigotry and intolerance by a bigot.
Her dudgeon is high, her umbrage is great
I speak, of course, of Greta Van Susteren’s “principled stance” of boycotting the Radio and Television Correspondents’ dinner in Washington, D.C. because the entertainer, Louis C.K. “offends” her delicate sensibilities and high moral and ethical standards.
This hate merchant, who works for the blatantly biased, lowest-common-denominator prurient-porn channel*, Faux Nooz™? Seriously? Ah, read and weep (or, at least don’t drink liquid while so doing, out of compassion for your nose):
I refuse to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner – no one should go
by Greta Van Susteren
MAR 8 2012 – 6:50 PM ET
[* Or didn’t you notice the months that they had “HOT FOR TEACHER” on a sidebar, with videos of every female teacher accused of having sex with a student. Remember, Rupert INVENTED the Page 3 Girl for his struggling tabloid The Sun, in Great Britain, which gives readers a topless model on page three every day. Murdoch will sell as much prurience as the law allows, and then have his mouthpieces inveigh as pretentiously and pompously on morality as the public stomach will take.]
Yes. Greta Van Sufferance— who will undoubtedly find, at the end, that while the price she thought she was getting for her soul was extremely generous, it will seem to have been purchased at Filene’s Basement discount bargain prices — Greta is taking a “moral” and “principled” stand against a comedian who has offended her in performances she has undoubtedly never attended, as cover for an outrage she feigns to distract attention from the indefensible actions of Rush Limbaugh last week …
Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.*
[* Note: dreadful paragraphing, by the way, and the cited stuff is triple spaced. Doesn’t Rupert have lackeys for Van Sufferance who know how to post .html text?]
The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes.*
[*Note: forget about the paragraphing. This is DREADFUL writing within the paragraph. It is ALL dreadful writing.]
This, from a woman who wrote, on the same day [Emphasis added]:
You knew this was coming: GLORIA ALLRED STIRRING THINGS UP – and not trying to make things better
by Greta Van Susteren
MAR 9 2012 – 12:58 PM ET
Oh Gloria…. Yes, Gloria [Allred*] gets credit for being a trail blazer on women’s rights over decades but some times Gloria goes off the deep end. This time…she is going off the deep end…way off the deep end. Gloria is being goofy and making matters worse.
We sure don’t need that. She is making women look silly and weak – not strong about serious issues. This is not a game and she is trying to make it one. When things go haywire, we need to be smart how to handle them. We need to stop the bad things and turn things around. We need to set strong examples.
That is not what she is doing – she is unfortunately doing the opposite. She is engaging in a stunt that fuels people to take sides rather than to examine issues and work on solutions.Yes, Gloria’s stunt below is toxic – just stirring up trouble. She knows better. She needs to stop it. Now. —
[no indication where this news report came from, AP? UPI? FAUX? and yes, it’s all in BOLDFACE – albeit sans-serif]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A high-profile attorney is calling for Rush Limbaugh to be prosecuted for calling a college student a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his radio show.
Gloria Allred sent a letter to the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office saying an obscure defamation statute should be used against Limbaugh. That law says it’s a misdemeanor to falsely and maliciously question a woman’s chastity.
In an interview Friday, Allred said Limbaugh “should have to bear the consequences of his extremely outrageous” conduct.
Limbaugh lives on Palm Beach and broadcasts his nationally syndicated show from there. The county attorney’s office doesn’t handle criminal matters and forwarded the letter to the state attorney for Palm Beach County, who had no immediate comment.
A representative for Limbaugh did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.
In other words, this whole “stunt” is to make the war about all men versus all women, as they made the 9-11 attacks into all Arabs and all Muslims (remember the “Ground Zero Mosque” that this bigoted “correspondent” helped to flame the fans of?).
Showing that American “tolerance”
But women aren’t stupid, as Greta implies that they are with her just point the stampede in a different direction. (Who do we hate? Oh yes, Bill Maher!)
It is to give cover to Rush Limbaugh.
And it isn’t just Greta. She’s taking orders from somewhere and the fact that they all fall into line and repeat the same talking points is proof. You will rarely run into a social gathering of equals where everyone present sees the same thing and values it in the same manner. Only robots and Faux Nooz™ reporters operate predictably, without the slightest hint of free will.
When you refuse to attend an event because someone there once said things you found offensive, you are a prig and a buffoon.
It is what they say AT the event in question*, and nobody with half a brain believes that Louis C.K. will do any of the raunchier parts of his act with the President and First Lady present.
(*This doesn’t apply for Nazis and Klansmen, of course, but you take my point. We move on.)
The Correspondents’ dinner is the equivalent of all those people in the box seats that John Lennon requested at the Command Performance at the Royal Albert Hall, “you can just rattle your jewelry.” It is, according to everyone who’s done it, an incredibly tough gig in front of an incredibly tough audience. But Greta knows that. The actual buffrontery here is that this buffoonatrice has the effrontery to imply that she’s a “correspondent.”
[* And a correspondent would know to include the full name of the subject of any story they wrote. Greta a correspondent?]
Another Faux “correspondent”
Nothing could be further from the truth. She’s a celebrity infotainer.
And by celebrity, I don’t mean Greta. I mean that she has to have a steady stream of celebrities or her ratings tank. She’s the one what was flew up ter Wasilly Alasker to hang out with Sarah Palin, a fishin’ and a huntin’ and a Laska-in’.
Her husband showed Greta his snowmobile.
I’m sorry Greta that you were offended that Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “twat,” and that Louis C.K. evidently referred to her “cunt,” or, to quote your very very very selective outrage (from that immortal J’Accuse of Faux Snooze that started us out, EMPHASIS NOT ADDED):
He [Louis C.K.] uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.
I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him. I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women.
Here is a sample of what he said about Governor Sarah Palin and you tell me whether any member of the media should sit in the crowd while he speaks to them:
Louis C.K. says of Palin: “her f*** retard making c***” and “the baby that just came out of her f**** disgusting c***.”
To Palin: just “stick your t** in its mouth and shut up.”
And here is more: ”…her f***** retard making c****”
Need more to convince you? Here is what he says on twitter:
“I want to rub my father’s c*** all over Sarah Palin’s fat t***”
By the way, there is more, lots more.
I hope all the other women and men in the media join me in not going.
I also hope everyone has the courage to stand up to this.
Yes. And perhaps, like Gwen Ifill of the PBS Newshour, Louis C.K. will never become controversial again after a well-orchestrated “fake outrage” denunciation and “foxing” — if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
Just remember, Louis C.K.: They don’t grease you up if they ain’t going to f*** you. And after they do. You might feel the need to douche. And if you need a douchebag, look no further than Greta Van Susteren, all full of piss and vinegar.
Such a noble boycott. Such a principled stance.
But if you’re going to call people “pig,” don’t be surprised if people call you a four letter word.
But I’m not gonna do it. I’m not going to do it.
The hell I’m not.
Here, I’ll even write a poem to her:
We do not care for Greta’s pyre:
We call her hypocrite, shill and liar.
And though she’d set a blazing fire;
She’s only preaching to the choir.
At the black mass, that is.
Here’s how the “token” outrage con works, from April 3rd, 2010, entitled “The Easter Bigots“:
I begin to believe that the “tea partiers” and the new right bears less resemblance to the Ross Perot era of citizen anger than to the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.
Klan ‘carpetbagger’ cartoon 1868
A little history. Technically, the first coming of the Klan came in the post war South of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Now, because of the ‘swift-boating’ of President Grant, it is little known that Grant squashed the Klan. He also passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which was ruled unconstitutional in 1883, in yet another shameful Supreme Court decision*. [* The Supreme Court, alas, has known more disrepute than repute, in its long and checkered history. Our current SCOTUS is more the rule than the exception.] The racism in the South was allowed to fester after the stolen election of 1876 and becomes another issue that I won’t get into here.
1925 Klan Document
The Second Coming of the Klan was far more ‘catholic‘ in its hatred, and included not merely Blacks, but immigrants — especially “papists” — and on the West Coast, Chinese and Asians. It was free-form hatred, spread from coast to coast:
… supplementing its original anti-black ideology with a new anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, prohibitionist and antisemitic agenda.
It was a “nativist” movement, noted for its twisted rallying cry of “Americanism.” In other words, White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant ‘Americanism.’ And it became huge in several states not normally associated with Southern racial bigotry. One good example is Oregon, where I live. Wikipedia:
In 1921, the Klan arrived in Oregon from central California and established the state’s first klavern in Medford. In a state with one of the country’s highest percentages of white residents, the Klan attracted up to 14,000 members and established 58 klaverns by the end of 1922. Given the small population of non-white minorities outside Portland, the Oregon Klan directed attention almost exclusively against Catholics, who numbered about 8% of the population. In 1922, the Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon sponsored a bill to require all school-age children to attend public schools. With support of the Klan and Democratic Governor Walter M. Pierce, endorsed by the Klan, the Compulsory Education Law was passed with a majority of votes. Its primary purpose was to shut down Catholic schools in Oregon, but it also affected other private and military schools. A number of states passed Blaine Amendments, which forbid direct government aid to religious schools. [emphasis added]
Ironically, the same bigots today support the use of “vouchers” as a means of destroying public schools and funding the “private” and “religious” schools that have been used to create greater segregation in American schoolsthan existed before Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, DEsegregating American public schools:
… old patterns of segregation persist. A survey of enrollment statistics reveals that, in several important ways, the school segregation Brown was enacted to end more than two generations ago remains a fact of life today, in some parts of the country worse now than it was at the time of the decisions.
This second Klan made common cause with prohibitionists, whose legacy, Prohibition, created the virulent organized crime that has remained an American institution to this very day.
The second Klan was about intolerance: religious intolerance, racial intolerance, ethnic intolerance, and even intolerance of things, like alcohol.
Kathy Shaidle / five feet of fury.:
Toronto Muslim: ‘We need another Holocaust!’ (UPDATED) — Today Arnie and I attended that protest outside (tax payer funded) Palestine House, where a genocidal Muslim VIP will be speaking tomorrow night. — Speaking of genocide: we have video of one Muslim guy in the Palestine House parking lot …
–Discussion: Josephine / Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy: Today’s protest against Palestine House – Pics – 3
» All Related Discussion
RELATED: Josephine / Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy: “We love jihad. We love killing you… We love killing dogs.” — Video taken at today’s protest against government funding of Palestine House. — Partial transcript — JDL Guy: “No more jihad.” — Palestine House Guy: “We love jihad. We love killing you.” — JDL Guy: “Peace, education, not jihad. –
Discussion: Carl / Israel Matzav: The ‘Palestinians’ show their true face
Blazing Cat Fur: Bumped – Our MSM at Work: Racist Jews Protest Against Palestine …
Donald Douglas / American Power: Racist Jews? …
Blazing Cat Fur: Palestine House Thugs Screams “You need another Holocaust” –
Discussion: Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online: Genocidal Welfare Queens — By: Mark Steyn
Josephine / Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy: “You monkeys!” — One Palestine House guy acts like a monkey …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit: Toronto Muslims Scream “We Want Another Holocaust” at Jewish Protesters (Video)
Robert / Jihad Watch: Canada Muslims: “We love jihad. …
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: Canada: Palestine House Thugs Tell Jewish Protesters “You Need Another Holocaust”…
Donald Douglas / American Power: Jihadi Thugs at Palestine House — ‘You Need Another Holocaust’
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: “We Need Another Holocaust”
Paul / Power Line: More proof that Canada is slipping over the edge*
[* 2012: Power Line proprietor John Hinderaker was just named by the Koch Brothers to the CATO Board of Directors, forcing a long-time board member — who remains unnamed at present — out.]
You’ll have to go to the Memeorandum page to click on the links. But one thing is crystal clear, all these blogs are right wing, virulently hate-filled blogs. And, of course, there’s nothing like masking YOUR bigotry by screaming about somebody else’s. Yeah, a speaker probably went over the line. (If you were a Palestinian, given their treatment since 1948, you might be pissed off and over the line, too. In fact, if you’re a good American, you probably have very little idea of what the Palestinian side is, because it is almost never presented in American media.)
If you try to save the ‘five feet of fury’ page you get the title:
- five feet of fury. (‘we need another crusade.’).htm
Er, how is that better than “we love jihad”? It’s about the hate. Mark Steyn (who, seemingly, left Canada to lecture Americans on “Americanism”) preaches on Irrational, er, National Review Online:
Genocidal Welfare Queens [Mark Steyn] The Jewish Defence League held a demonstration today in Toronto at Palestine House, one of the many jihadist front organizations without which no sophisticated multicultural western city is complete….
Do I really need to ANALYZE all the hatespeak encapsulated in those thirty-two words? It’s bigotry, pure and simple, hatred of Muslims, hatred of “welfare queens,” hatred of tolerance and those who do not agree with the ever disagreeable Steyn.
Let’s be frank about Steyn: he’s a monster. Any society NOT as liberal and tolerant as ours would squash him like a bug as a potential threat to public order and with good cause. But Steyns are the price we pay for free speech, and that’s a good thing. Ironic that he uses free speech to inveigh against it with the implicit message that these “jihadists” OUGHT to be put down. Never understanding that, were we to adopt that kind of hate and paranoia, he’d be in the queue to the gallows right behind them.
But that doesn’t excuse these Klannish haters and their little festival of universalizing the statements of a few rash statements to ALL Muslims and ALL Palestinians. (And, finally, anyone with whom they disagree.)
Which is the technique that the haters love to use. (See Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic yesterday). What we are talking about is Klannish intolerance and hatred, all “justified” by the unsupportable comments of a few legitimately angry Palestinians. Racism is merely a part of their poisonous bigotry. And we have seen this over and over again this past year: rage at the slaves for slavery (see “Confessions of a Second Class Citizen” for more), open hatred of the Muslim religion, all Arabs, all Democrats, all “liberals” and its new, toxic formulation, “leftists” — a term formerly reserved for “communist guerillas” like, say, Ché Guevara, or Shining Path in Columbia.
Or the hatred of gays. Or the hatred of athiests.
It’s about the hate. So, as we listen to the bigotry — against undocumented workers that WASP businesses hire, against American and Canadian Muslims, against Arab-American immigrants — don’t you doubt that the second Klan would have been right there with the teabaggers and the reichties.
Foremost among the matters of moment which concern our national welfare is a laxity in devotion to the Godly ideals which once coursed vigorously through our national endeavor. If civilization is to continue to progress; if America is to continue to be a nation purposed by Almighty God to hold aloft the beacon light of truth and liberty, men and women of America must know that the fundamental thing is to recognize divine authority and human responsibility thereto for every action.
We would return to the simple but sublime principles instituted by Christ for guidance of man’s relation to his God, his country, his neighbor and himself. … We have been a homogeneous people in the main, thinking and acting alike, obeying constitutional authority in the interests of the common welfare. Today, our unity is threatened by hordes of immigrants who have sought shelter under our flag. They bring foreign ideas and ideals into our land threatening our unity through a foreign propaganda that is pouring into the hard fibers of our national character. This must be counteracted if we are to remain a united nation of Americans rather than a polyglot mob. — Dr. Hiram Wesley Evans, Imperial Wizard, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, c. 1930
And THAT was the hallmark of the second Klan.
KKK March in Washington 1925
It’s no coincidence that tea party crowds and rightie blogosmearing are overwhelmingly white. Even when they trot out a lone ‘token’ to “prove” that it’s not, as O’Reilly did on Faux Nooz (note the unintended irony of the date):
- Black Tea Partier Refutes Racism Claims April 01, 2010
… Even more strangely, the Klan tried to organize an order of Black Protestants, a Klan “Colored division” in Indiana and other states. Despite promises that the new order would have “all the rights of membership” of the White Klan, much preparation went into ensuring that the values of white supremacy would be preserved as the Klan expanded its racial base …
It’s about the hate. And they couldn’t even take a break between Good Friday and Easter. Because bigotry never sleeps.
UPDATE 3 PM, PDT: It gets WORSE.
UPDATE Easter Morning: It gets even WORSE
A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog.