Friday, September 27, 2013

Another Dispatch from Mr. Greenwald's Random Peevish Indignation Generator

Since he forgot to do so during his last dozen appearances on MSNBC, I look forward to Mr. Greenwald explaining his limitless contempt for MSNBC at some point during his next dozen appearances on MSNBC.

Meanwhile, Mr. Greenwald's very own Pilot fish -- 
Small pilot fish are often seen swimming into the mouth of a sharks to eat small pieces of food from the shark's teeth. Sailors even said that sharks and pilot fish act like close friends. When a ship would capture the shark the pilot fish followed, some people reported that the pilot fish would appear upset and follow the ship for up to six weeks.
-- uses his Salon column to let Mr. Greenwald's fans know that Mr. Greenwald and Mr. Snowden are personally responsible for saving the media:
Greenwald and Snowden saved the media from itself
A surpassingly hilarious assertion which Mr. Cesca is kind enough to vivisect here and illuminate some of the many, many, many ways in which Mr. Sirota got everything wrong:
From there, Sirota mentioned a new Gallup poll showing an upswing in the public’s trust of the news media. Naturally, he credited “one of the decade’s largest” increases in trust of the news media to, yes, Greenwald and Snowden.
Thankfully, Sirota included a link to the actual poll results so we can peruse how wrong he is.

11 comments:

marindenver said...

While noting Greenwald's hypocrisy in trashing the organization he uses for personal publicity motives, it actually was a pretty funny thing to say.

The Falcon & The Snowden said...

Obsession - the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.
Jealousy - resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself.
Monotony - wearisome uniformity or lack of variety.

kfreed said...

If any one person can be credited with "restoring" my faith in any form of media anywhere, my personal vote goes to Bob Cesca for heeding a plea to present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Libertarian Glenn Greenwald of Koch-funded Cato Institute is responsible for doing exactly the opposite: relentlessly teabagging the media with right-wing propaganda. As far as I'm concerned, he's a one-man Fox "News" team unto himself.

jim said...

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth is an ungrateful child!"

jim said...

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth is an ungrateful child!"

The Falcon without the ampersand and The Snowden said...

kfreed - Yeah, after reading Greenwald's books and Salon writings it's only a natural fit that he would go to News Corp. Probably has his own show lined up right after Hannity, Huckabee, and the Sarah Palin Klondike Power Hour. Jesus Christ. The guy breaks a major story condemning a full blown spying effort on the part of our government toward its citizens and you reward him with the scorn you'd normally reserve for Newt Fucking Gingrich. There's the left eating its own once again. Too snarky? Too gay? Too ex-pat? Daniel Ellsberg weeps. Hell, Sy Hersh speaks: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/09/sy-hershs-plan-fix-journalism-first-fire-all-editors/69945/
And the Obama apologists suck it.

Blue Fielder said...

'Smatter, Greenwaldo - does the truth hurt? Does it sting knowing that your bought-and-paid-for-by-the-right Daddy Figure hasn't fooled us?

By the way, your Daddy Figure of Abject Worhsip "broke" no story. He lied. He lied, and lied, and lied, and when he was called on it, he and his simpering followers called their detractors Obot Authoritarian Fascists.

You have failed.

Horace Boothroyd III said...

pillock 11:59

Don't tell me, let me guess: you're either bobswern, Richard Lyon, or DeadHead.

In any case, spank your monkey back to the Daily Kos. They'll buy your stinking fish, and tell you it's chocolate chip ice cream.

He Who Was Formerly Known as The Falcon and The Snowden said...

"your bought-and-paid-for-by-the-right Daddy Figure hasn't fooled us?"
"your Daddy Figure of Abject Worhsip "broke" no story. He lied. He lied, and lied, and lied"

Then he drank and beat my Mother. Oh, Dear. I was talking about the Snowden revelations. Not about your Daddy issues. Do you need to talk it out?

Anonymous said...

Kfreed said....
"If any one person can be credited with "restoring" my faith in any form of media anywhere, my personal vote goes to Bob Cesca...."

And the pulitzer goes to.....BOB CESCA!
Hahahahahahahahaha!
Fucking Obots. Clueless. Mindless. Drivel.
Wow. You're in amazing company Drifty. Just wow.

Julian De Medeiros said...

I've enjoyed Greenwald's work for a long time. I'm excited about the announcement to team up with Scahill for a joint media venture, but I hope there will be more of an international focus because it's too easy to focus entirely on the US. They should bring other journalists in as well.