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MIKA BRZEZINSKI makes me wanna puke

Brzezinski on November 21, 2011 edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe — “Wow. It’s really not surprising, coming from me, but that’s about the most arrogant and un-self-aware — and those are probably the only words I can use — thing for any politician in this Republican field to say….Someone needs a bath, and I don’t think it’s the people from Occupy Wall Street….It’s absolutely disgusting. It’s a very angry way to start the show. I’m extremely sorry. But it’s the first time I’d seen that [clip], and it literally made my skin crawl.”

It made her skin crawl? Really?!

Look at this clip from April 2011 and keep in mind that it’s the SAME WOMANhttp://www.mrctv.org/node/76517.

Now .. TRY to imagine (if you can!) any Right-Winger (a) actually PLAYING a vile, personal attack video about Ted Kennedy’s brain cancer (provided one existed) on a morning news and talk show and then (b) LAUGHING uncontrollably at how very, very funny said video was.

BILL MAHER makes me wanna puke

Maher quoted in November 21, 2011, Newsweek — “When I point out that Sarah Palin is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a family of inbred weirdos straight out of The Hills Have Eyes, that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true.”

I think Glenn Beck is fairly comparable to Bill Maher, not in humor or perspicacity, but in that they both do political comedy and political commentary. Try to imagine Beck saying, “When I point out that Barack Obama is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a family of inbred weirdos straight out of The Hills Have Eyes, that’s not racist. I’m saying it because it’s true.”  Can you?

Well … actually the braggart, liar, whiner and bully parts, sure. Because they’re all true statements directed at the behavior of an elected public official.

What I can’t imagine is Beck making disgusting remarks about Obama’s family. And if he did … how BALLISTIC do you think the media reaction would be about it?  I’m thinking weeks of screaming RAAAAACISM!!!!! and condemning Beck to the fiery afterlife they don’t believe in.

Did you know that, all during 2007, the media speculated on Al Gore as a possible candidate and, even after it was clear he would not run, Gore still tied with Edwards in the polls?

Remind you of anyone?

Recall any Republicans making gratuitously repulsive remarks about the family of not-running-for-president Al Gore?

After all, he hails from the Great Bible Belt State of Tennessee where everyone is a racist, red-neck, bitterly clinging cracker with a family tree that doesn’t fork … unless they’re Democrats, in which case it doesn’t matter how many lies or stupid remarks they make, they’re all oh-so-BRILLIANT

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and oh-so-TOLERANT of others

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If Gore had a disabled child and one of ours had made a remark like Maher did about Palin’s family, I’m thinking we’d all know about it, because the media would’ve played it about a bazillion times after which they’d pull their chins and seriously discuss how STOOOPID and INTOLERANT such attitudes are.

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Let’s revisit the 2007 race for the Democratic nomination for President, shall we? In November 2007, there were TEN Democrats running for the nomination: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Joe Biden, Mike Gravel, Christopher Dodd, Tom Vilsack and Evan Bayh.

So try to imagine, it’s 2007 and, let’s say, Rush Limbaugh comes out with this gem: “You’ve got to feel very bad for Joe Biden. I mean, he’s been led, so far, by Edwards, Gore, Clinton and Obama. I’m rooting for him. You know? Because, look, in a country with only two political parties, the Democrat can always win. I mean, at least he eats with a knife and fork. I mean, he is all that stands between us and the rise of the apes.”

Can you imagine the SHRIEKING from the Left Stream Media about the RACIST and SEXIST references to Obama and Clinton as “apes”?

So can I.

Chris Matthews makes me wanna puke

On November 15, 2011, Larry Elder asked Chris Matthews if he considers himself an “objective, down the middle journalist.”

Matthews said, “No, I’m not down the middle. I’m slightly to the left.”

Elder: “Slightly to the left?”

Matthews: “I’d say, 40 yard line.”

Speaking of “un-self-aware” … THIS is “40 yard line”? Seriously?!

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SOURCES:

Media Research Center “Notable Quotables” Vol. 24, No. 24 – Nov 28, 2011

http://www.mediaresearch.org/notablequotables/nq/2011/20111125124229.aspx

Wikipedia “United States presidential election, 2008”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008

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4 responses to “Try to imagine

  1. I agree with you totally! I can’t watch any of those clowns for more than about a minute without feeling ill.

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  2. Ting

    I don’t watch them anymore – ever.

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  3. chrissythehyphenated

    ITA … fortunately, MRC does the dirty work for me, so I can skewer them without having to view actual ::brrr: broadcasts myself. Sometimes, I do listen to a clip that MRC has posted, to verify their transcript and hear the tone of voice for myself. Some of their highlights are about instances of subtle or complex bias that don’t work well in a Site Bite.

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