The Conservative Media
War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength
Let’s review the current situation today, class:
- The Conservative News Network, Faux News, Conservative NBC, Microsoft NBC, Conservative SPAN, and all their offshoots are all owned by conservatives. When your boss tells you to spin things a certain way, what do you do (if you want to keep on working there)?
- Pigboy (aka Rush Limbaugh), Laura the Whore Schlesinger, their clones, Tim the Catholic Russert, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Moonie Times, and Bowtie Boy (aka) Tucker Carlson) and No Facts (aka Bob Novak) are all far right-wing media outlets. When one of them spins a lie (for example, that Al Gore claims he invented the internet), the rest are spouting the same lie within 48 hours. They do not check the accuracy of their stories on a regular basis, as every aspiring journalist is taught to do.
- The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, James Carville and Paul Begala on Crossfire, Bill Moyers, Bill Press, and BartCop are all centrist to moderately right-wing. They acknowledge that a liberal point of view which is reasonable exists, and in some cases, actually let you know what that point of view is. When you hear them tell you something, more often than not (but not always) they have researched it.
- There is no liberal media. Any major media outlet that shows even a hint of mentioning a liberal point of view intending to establish that it is reasonable and valid is immediately and savagely attacked by the far right-wing media outlets. Try and disagree with Pigboy on his show, and see how long it is before you are ’squelched’ (your voice is muted, and Pigboy starts spinning things off into Fascist-land) and ridiculed.
- The last true liberal on-air voice, Alan Berg, was machine-gunned to death in his driveway by radical right-wing elements in 1984. The authorities, coincidentally, did nothing to find his killers until they started threatening the conservative elite.
- The current squatter, Drinky McDumbAss, deserted a cushy position flying obsolete fighter jets in Texas in the Air National Guard for over a year because he was too coked up to pass his medical. He subsequently pleaded no contest to a charge of ‘Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol’ in Maine in 1976. Pencil Dick Cheney, the squatter in the Veep’s house, had two DWI convictions in the ‘60s.
- The rest of the junta usurping the executive branch of our government are retread criminals from the Reagan and Bush administrations. One of the first things BabyDoc did when the Supreme Court installed him in the Oval Orifice was to seal the records of RayGun’s and PapDoc’s administration to hide their criminal acts from the public.
- BabyDoc also pioneered Enron-style accounting practices, and made his first million in this manner. He later bought a part of the Texas Rangers, funded their stadium upgrade with tax dollars, and then made a huge profit on his investment.
These are just a few of the highlights of the shenanigans going on in the corridors of power today. I could turn this post into anything from a full length essay to a major novel. But my Ma wants to take my Sig-O and myself to lunch today. I’ve got my priorities, you know…
Now, break off into discussion groups. Read the linked articles, and discuss them within the group. Is this a vast left-wing conspiracy at work here? Is it treasonous to question the integrity of our (s)elected pResident? Is it more dangerous to our nation’s security to have an arrogant lying drunken cokehead deserter in charge of things, or an adulterous womanizer?
I show you where to look for stuff. You decide.