Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today In "Both Sides Do It", Ctd.

Today, True Conservative Andrew Sullivan spent almost an entire post on his Pot-'n-Popes-'n-Stuff blog doing what Liberals have been doing since forever -- documenting the atrocities the conservative Pravda media inflicts on its doddering, imbecile and often racist viewers every day:
...It was like slipping into an alternative universe. Sure. I expected criticism of the president and a few outrageous zingers – but not the picture of reality that seemed to undergird the entire enterprise. But here’s the gist: the president is a lawless dictator, abetting America’s Islamist foes around the world, releasing Taliban prisoners to aid in his own jihad on America, fomenting a new caliphate in Iraq, and encouraging children to rush the Mexican border to up his vote-count, while effectively leaving those borders open to achieve his “fundamental transformation of America.”

I watched Megyn Kelly, who is regarded as more centrist than Sean Hannity. You could have fooled me. The guests were Brent Bozell, far right veteran, and Andy McCarthy, pro-torture activist touting his book calling for Obama’s impeachment. The only pushback Kelly provided to a relentless stream of hysteria was to ask whether the president sincerely wanted another terror attack on America – since it would hurt his approval ratings. And that provided the only qualification to the picture of a Jihadist in the White House determined to destroy the America he loathes...
I say almost an entire post, because Mr. Sullivan chose to wind down his bill of particulars against Roger Ailes' Wingnut Hate Machine in a way so perfectly Beltway cheap and hackneyed it's as if Mark Halperin and David Brooks made a baby.  A horrid little Fake Centrist baby (emphasis added):
Look: I know I may be a total sucker for even hoping to see some semblance of fairness and balance on Fox. But it’s still shocking to see programming designed not to uncover reality, but to create a reality in which no counter-arguments are ever considered, and in which hysteria is the constant norm. MSNBC is almost as bad, of course...
Mr. Sullivan's Conservatism is never more flamboyantly on display than when he shows his ass in public touting yet another some hoary, halfwit, Conservative cliche about The Left that was old back when Agnew was learning to cheat on his taxes.


Anonymous said...

"MSNBC is almost as bad, of course..."

It is like an invocation against evil or a ritual utterance of some kind.

Ok Sully, *how* is MSNBC as bad as FOX? Provide examples.

--Nonny Mouse

steeve said...

I wonder how many drops of blood he sweated before inserting that word "almost". It could be used by more disreputable types to assert that asymmetry is an option.

Still looking for the 3-hour daily program on Fox that hosts two loud unapologetic liberals.