“No, you’re nuts…”

I can’t possibly elaborate to any further effect on this…

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7 responses to ““No, you’re nuts…”

  1. We have opinion shows calling out other opinion shows as “nuts”.

    Do you think this bashing has changed in the last 10 years?

  2. I think the dynamic has changed somewhat over the last 10 yrs. Back then, right-wing radio (and some shows on Fox News) had a completely dominant position in terms of shaping opinion, but the tide has changed somewhat to the point where there are more critical (and often highly partisan) voices on the left taking them on and challenging what these media outlets broadcast every day to millions of viewers/listeners. It’s still an unequal battle, but hardly the same as it was a decade ago…

  3. rww

    Lets just hope it does not get out that the Obamas like apple pie or “American as apple pie” will become a commie slogan intended to indoctrinate us in the Obama conspiracy to force all Americans to eat fruit.

  4. right-wing radio (and some shows on Fox News) had a completely dominant position in terms of shaping opinion

    Seriously.

    Have you seen CNN, MSNBC, The Dailey Show, The View, Oprah, every Michael Moore movie ever made, uh, that illiterate piece of propoganda, “The Inconvenient Truth”?

    Still, whichever side of the spectrum or an issue you fall on, the extent to which big money and big money media in the U.S. is used to distort the reality of issues affecting the public is, well, a good argument against the inherent power of democracy.

  5. Navvy

    Rob,

    “…last 10 yrs. Back then, right-wing radio (and some shows on Fox News) had a completely dominant position in terms of shaping opinion”

    Read ALL of the comment.

  6. I guess Rob H. really truly believes in these money hungry wingnuts – sad.

    If you get your jollies from the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly – there is something definately wrong with you. In fact, you don’t even see that they are hurting your beloved GOP.

  7. Rob — Have you seen CNN, MSNBC, The Dailey [sic] Show, The View, Oprah, every Michael Moore movie ever made, uh, that illiterate piece of propoganda [sic], “The Inconvenient Truth”?

    Okay, first of all you need to scale this back a bit.

    It’s quite unfair to simply conflate everything in the mainstream media and pretend it’s some monolithic liberal juggernaut, because it isn’t. But let’s take each one of the outlets you slammed together and examine them a little more dispassionately:

    CNN — A reasonably fair and balanced presentation of the news. Dim-witted, sensationalistic, superficial, etc. to be sure, but they don’t really seem to have much of an axe to grind one way or the other.

    MSNBC — Clearly and unabashedly liberal in its POV (especially the opinion shows) but that still doesn’t prevent them from slamming the Obama administration on a consistent basis and hauling various Democrats up on the carpet for being spineless shills and corporate sell-outs.

    The View — I almost never, ever watch this show, so can’t really comment on it. A bunch of vivacious, fairly entertaining women sitting around a coffee table nattering and arguing with one another… Did I miss something?

    Oprah — Again, another show I practically never watch. Yeah, I guess she’s “liberal” or “progressive” in some of her opinions, but probably just as much old-school “conservative” too, so what’s you point?

    Michael Moore — Oh, yawn me a river. You know most of the people I watched his latest film with were old farts even older than me! And I don’t think a lot of them were “liberal” per se. Furthermore, let’s look at the record… right on GM, right on the war in Iraq, mostly right on healthcare and right on the economic meltdown and the failure of capitalism (so-called).

    Al Gore — I have to confess that I didn’t even watch “An Inconvenient Truth” until last year. The first time, I slept through most of it, then watched it again and realized I hadn’t missed much. Personally, I’m not a big fan of Mr. Gore and have called him an “unctuous weasel” amongst other things. I will however give him credit for having effectively given prominence to the issue of climate change and making it an issue of debate.

    So what, exactly, was your point again…?

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