Monday, September 12, 2005


Actually, no. Only one. well, I would link to the American Red Cross, but to do so since I'm not able to contribute anything myself, would be hypocritical.
Aah, like they care how I feel about myself. Go for it.

Now then. I can't begin to express my pure, white-hot hatred of the right-wing spin machine at work in this nation of ours. Nothing new, I know, but now that I have a blog and we've seen a clear example of the Bush administration's crass, smug, destructive ineptitude, we've also seen how vehement, vitriolic, and soulless the right-wing , conservative media spin factory gets in situations like this. (If Dennis Miller were still in the equation, I could add "funny!" Except not.)

We all know the situation, and FEMA, being a, you know, FEDERAL FUCKING AGENCY, it has tactical command of any disaster situation. Meaning it can move the mountain to Mohammed if Mohammed won't get off his ass and move himself. So of course when faced with this information (not to mention corpse-eating rats yelling "Laissez les bontemps roulez!" at the top of their corpse-eating lungs), what do Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the Washington Times, the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal do? Why, spin it back to fault the Democrats who run New Orleans and the Commonwealth of Louisiana. (guess these fuckers forgot about Mississippi and Alabama, which can't even spell "Democrat.") And, of course, they lie like a bunch of fucking liars to do it.

Why? Because they can. Because, for the most part, like Bill Oh, Really, they're good at hiding the bullshit with a good routine, and, in the case of Rush Limbaugh's fat ass, something that passes for "showmanship." And by "showmanship," I mean "He's not entertaining, or good at what he does, but he's been on that perch of his for a while, and enough stupid people are fooled by his bluster and false sense of white guy outrage, so throw him another cracker and let him sing on, I guess." In short, they do it because the limp-dick liberal media, and by "limp-dick" I mean you, Michael Whiskey-Dick Kinsley, and you, Allan Flaccid Colmes, let them use your spinal cord to rehearse the Giant Piano scene from Big . Jesus Christ, Allan, don't you know what a bully pulpit is? You've got the first half of that expression staring you in the face every night yelling at you! Grow a cock, you child.

Ahem. The conservative media, and by extension the White House, do this much better than the liberal spin machine does it at this moment in history. Karl Rove, that pasty-ass motherfucker, is capable, with the help of Grover "Satanic Majesty" Norquist, of marshaling his troops with a ruthless efficiency. They do it well. Liberals do it fairly well, too, but this is the crux of my argument: Conservatives do it louder.

That's the part I can't stand. You bastards, stop conceding the moral high ground. Undercut a bitch every now and then if you have to. Why can't someone like Dan Savage or Eric Dyson just say "Whoa, Mr. Coulter. That's a straight-up fucking lie, and you know it." Just like that. (Axctually, Savage does just that in print. I wish he'd run for office and do it out loud more.) Don't beg for anyone's pardon. Don't excuse yourself. Ann Coulter has already sinned intentionally by bearing false witness, so fuck her. Piss in her ear. Take the gloves off.

So. Media Matters for America. They do it pretty well, and with a good-sized group of watchdog volunteers. Give the link a look. They'll put you on their mailing list and send you updates every day. And no, they don't swear like I do. But it'd be great if they did.


At 9:11 PM, Blogger Linda Johnson said...

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At 8:20 PM, Blogger Stuart Shea said...

Well-written, funny, and pissed off at all the right people! On target again.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Stuart Shea said...

btw, you can delete bullshit comments like that one above...use the little garbage can icon.


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