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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Liberal Media Exposed

The Media Research Council has released this year's Notable Quotables of 2005. The awards, which have names such as the Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity, honor the best (or worst, as it were) of mainstream media buffoonery. These quotes are hilarious and I suggest you go read them all, but here are a couple examples:
"I’ve known John Roberts for years. I think it’s a very sensible pick in all serious ways. But I must say that when I spent five hours reviewing all of his documents from when he worked in the Justice Department, I was actually quite surprised at how, how very, very conservative he was."
— NPR’s Nina Totenberg on the July 30 Inside Washington. Totenberg had previously referred to Judge Roberts as "very, very conservative," "very, very, very conservative," "a really conservative guy," "a conservative Catholic," and "a hardline conservative."
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan: "We’re not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and good will in the Middle East by killing innocent people or — I’m not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation — they don’t have food, they don’t have clean water, they don’t have electricity. They don’t have medicine, they don’t have doctors. We need to get our military presence out of there, and that’s what’s gonna start building good will....I see Iraq as the base for spreading imperialism...."
Host Chris Matthews: "Are you considering running for Congress, Cindy?"
Sheehan: "No, not this time...."
Matthews: "Okay. Well, I have to tell you, you sound more informed than most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run."
— Exchange on MSNBC’s Hardball, August 15.
Matt Lauer in Baghdad: "Talk to me...about morale here. We’ve heard so much about the insurgent attacks, so much about the uncertainty as to when you folks are going to get to go home. How would you describe morale?"
Chief Warrant Officer Randy Kirgiss: "In my unit morale is pretty good. Every day we go out and do our missions and people are ready to execute their missions. They’re excited to be here."
Lauer: "How much does that uncertainty of [not] knowing how long you’re going to be here impact morale?"|
Specialist Steven Chitterer: "Morale is always high. Soldiers know they have a mission. They like taking on new objectives and taking on the new challenges...."
Lauer: "Don’t get me wrong here, I think you are probably telling me the truth, but a lot of people at home are wondering how that could be possible with the conditions you’re facing and with the attacks you’re facing. What would you say to those people who are doubtful that morale can be that high?"
Captain Sherman Powell: "Sir, if I got my news from the newspapers also, I’d be pretty depressed as well."
— Exchange on NBC’s Today, August 17.
Indeed. Thank God for the blogosphere.


Anonymous Oscar said...

And let us not forget that all time howler and the Blue Ribbon award for 2005:

"...And you're doin'a great job, Brownie."

Thanks to George W. Bush for making our year so entertaining....stupid and dangerous but entertaining nonetheless.

4:18 PM

Blogger Jerminator said...

So Oscar are you saying that a majority of people in this country are stupid for electing him?

Or are you saying that he was only elected out of entertainment value?

I would offer that John Kerry would have been much more entertaining, if only because you would never know which position he would take on which day.

9:27 AM

Anonymous Oscar said...

Ahhh....Mr. Jerminator....Thanks but no thanks for trying to put words in my mouth.

Can you point out where I said the people were "stupid"? No, of course you can't because I neither said it nor implied it.

But I can maintain, with a lot of credible evidence that the people made a mistake---and they now are beginning to realize it--or haven't you read the polls?

Hey, all's not lost! Bush has finally implied he may have made a miscalculation in relying on "bad intelligence"--of course, there is a lot of evidence that his gang manipulated it--check out Richard Clarke,Joseph Wilson and a number of others.

He has certainly lived up to my low expectations with the appointment of people like Micjael Braown to FEMA. Man, that's really a high point in making us safer in the "War on Terrorism"!

Yes, George W. gets the Golden Statuette

Just remember as the Immortal Bard said:

"Foul deeds will rise/
Though all the earth o'erwhelms them/
To men's eyes."

1:30 PM

Anonymous Bard's Boy said...

Yessir Oscar, Nixon & Jerminator should have read more Shakespeare--or at least Hamlet.

3:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not give Bush an Oscar. Let's give him the "Fickle Finger of Fate" a la "Laugh In".

4:21 PM

Blogger crusader bunnypants said...

The US Corporate State Media isn't Liberal. I'm not a liberal, neo con, Republican or Democrat, I'm an American. I think that the politcos and newswhores should be tarred, feathered, and strung up on light posts for their lies and war crimes. Death to Tyrants.

11:16 AM


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