Here’s a list of today’s tweets highlighting the overt ignorance that permeates this social media network. It’s quite frankly scary to see how many Americans are so full of hate.
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Here’s a list of Tweets we’ve compiled through the day. Some are funny. Some are intelligent. And some are just plain dumb.
I can’t believe it. Well, I can believe it, but it’s still a little shocking that Editor and Publisher is going to cease publishing at the end of the year. They’ve been going for 125 years.
We have a problem. It’s a big problem, and it’s only going to get worse. The public record is being tampered with, subverted and in some cases destroyed entirely.
No one in the mainstream media, it seems, has the guts to take on this scandal. This isn’t some penny ante affair about graft or infidelity. This is a direct assault on our national values, on who we are as Americans. At one time, the criminal types who burglarized the Watergate or the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor were reviled. Now they have their own network. Bret Baier set the scene last Thursday:
This is the Wall Street Journal story published on Nov. 9, 2009. The newspaper determined that the story was plagiarized and pulled it from the Web site. To maintain an accurate public record, the complete story is published here – unedited.
On his show yesterday Glenn Beck has uncovered yet another secret Obama administration plot. This time it’s Native American reparations.
FOR a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated “balloon boy” spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up the nation’s unrestrained joy upon learning that the imperiled boy had never been in any peril whatsoever: “All of us are so excited that little Falcon is fine.”
Today C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2 provided full coverage of the conservative media watchdog Accuracy in Media’s 40th Anniversary Conference. Right-wing speakers came from across the country, and even one from Ireland, to the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC today to say that torture is good, organic food is bad, global warming is a hoax or at least a good thing, Al Gore is not evil just wrong and journalists are patsies for the Democratic Party.
On his show yesterday, Glenn Beck ran through a series of photographs from the Chairman Mao regime and read from Mao’s “red book.” Beck said that several people working in the White House are Maoists because of a speech White House Communications Director Anita Dunn gave in June when she said Chairman Mao was one of her favorite philosophers.
Typos happen to me more than I’d care to admit, but I don’t have a team of editors and copy editors combing through my copy like The New York Times. At 6:53 p.m. I found a typo in a headline on the Times homepage. Can you find it?
Whether you like it or not, television shows have been advertising vehicles since the invention of product placement. Jerry Seinfeld ate Banana Nut Crunch cereal for breakfast and Elaine chugged Snapple. But now that the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a Hollywood charitable organization, is working with the television industry to encourage volunteering Fox News commentator Glenn Beck says that’s communism.
Media Matters for America jumped into the battle between the White House and Fox News by producing a video highlighting Fox News biased news, not merely opinion, coverage.
Fox commentators continue to claim that while their opinion shows are biased, but there news is “fair and balanced.” This Media Matters video shows that not to be true.
Fox News and the Obama administration don’t get along. White House officials have accused the cable news network of being an extension of the Republican Party. Fox News commentators fire back that Obama is a communist seeking to destroy the country by turning the US into a Chairman Mao style fascist state.
Editor’s note: This is a verbatim transcript of Limbaugh explaining how ACORN, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are all involved in a radical leftwing conspiracy to teach black kids to hate America.
Source: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_101409/content/01125106.guest.html Downloaded Oct. 18, 2009 at approximately 11:45 a.m. BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have the same dilemma today that I had yesterday. I have 27 sound bites. Now, of the 27 sound bites, 18 are about me. They continue to spread the false, fabricated quotes and lies and people continue to comment on them…. Read more »
For some reason the White House has picked a fight with Fox News. On Sunday, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said that the cable news network was not in fact a news organization but rather an extension of the Republican Party.
The New York Times columnist Tom Friedman likes to position himself as a centrist. He’s pro-war, pro-environment, pro-business, and I guess against deficit spending. I usually agree with about 60 percent of what he writes. The problem is that he works too hard to sit precariously on the fence. In today’s column he says that deficit spending is bad and that liberals will have to sacrifice some of their social programs to balance the budget, but as usual Friedman overlooks the glaring $500 billion defense budget.
It doesn’t matter which one you pick, whether it’s Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, the self-appointed leaders of GOP continue their gay-bashing as they try to take down another Obama appointee.
Now that William Safire has succumbed, the only reasonable conservative worth listening to is David Brooks. Brooks takes on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly in his column today.