Thursday, December 01, 2016

It Ain't What You Don't Know That Gets You Into Trouble

It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. -- Mark Twain

You've got to give it to the meatheads who voted for Il Douche.  If they they have learned absolutely nothing else (and they haven't) they have finally learned some message discipline.  They have never to use the "F" word ("Fox") when repeating something ludicrous as gospel to someone who is not a card-carrying fellow member of the Tribe That Rubs Shit In Their Hair.

Instead, they insist they heard these things in "the media".

On CNN! (No, it wasn't on CNN.)

On FaceBook (Big fucking deal.)

You can Google it!

But the thing is, the meatheads never Google it do they?  They're never more than four or five mouse-clicks away from the facts that would put paid to their paranoid little lies, and instead -- over and over again, year after year after year -- they choose to pay people in suits to fill their empty heads with the lies that make them happy and shriek and bellow whenever anyone tries to pry them out of their toxic stupor.

For example, from MediaIte:
Fox Deceptively Edits Obama Interview to Falsely Claim He Told Illegal Immigrants to Vote

by Alex Griswold | 11:48 am, November 7th, 2016

Fox Business Network used a deceptively edited clip of President Barack Obama Monday to argue that the president encouraged illegal immigrants to vote, when in fact he had done nothing of the sort.
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The doctored video is there, the doctored transcript is there, and the original transcript is there, and what is abundantly clear is that Fox News' Stuart Varney knowingly perpetrated a massive fraud on his viewers and that if he worked at a reputable news outfit and not Roger Ailes' Wingnut Whorehouse and Vomitorium he would have been shitcanned immediately.

What is also abundantly clear is that Mr. Varney's lies worked just the way they were supposed to. That Fox News knows it audience and knows that the bigots and imbeciles who make up the GOP base sop this poison up with a biscuit.

And the thing is, it no longer even matters if you catch them red-handed repeating seditious drivel or racist nonsense, because they have also all been trained in the Four Magic Words that will bail them out of any tricky situation:  Both.  Side.  Do.  It.

In my myriad encounters with wingnuts over the decades, I have found that once you back them into any tight corner, they will either claim to be an "Independent" and therefor somehow have no responsibility for the catastrophe they eagerly voted for, or they will aver that repeating flagrant lies is no great shakes because Both Sides Do It.

Which is why I have always firmly believed that, of all the perverts and lunatics clogging up our representative democracy, none are more dangerous than Beltway Both Siderists.  Because while the bigots and imbeciles and demagogues on the Right do real and lasting damage to this country, they could  never have gotten away with doing so much damage for so long -- could never have elected Donald J. Trump -- without the Beltway Both Siderists right beside them to provide them with alibis and drive their getaway cars.

4 comments:

duquesnepdx said...

And when the ACA is repealed, Medicare is privatized, and Social Security is privatized, the shitheels in the GOP will point at the Dems and say, "THEY DID IT! IT'S THEIR FAULT!" and the rubes will believe them and continue to vote against their self interest.

"...and deserve to get it good and hard."

Robt said...

To this day many GOP''ers continue to find some sort of minutiae over the ACA. Usually anally spoon fed by the right media sources.
When repeal and replace took the place of the South is gonna rise again.

The elementary questions as, "You and your small Govt party are going to use big Gov't to shove your version of health care down everyone's throats"?
The resentment of quiet anger not being told by Rush Limp-Paw how to answer such a response to their Repeal and replace became the norm.

Like the Bengha-a-a-a-azi trilogy series. Those R-wingers boasting their claims from fake news. Merely asking them. Have you read any of the finalized reports on the matter (which you can read on line at Gov't web sites) or you are just going on word of mouth and what you heard somewhere?
You have to repeat this question several times as they begin tunneling their way from the subject. Like with, Obama's birth certificate.

I have noticed a pattern,
After the both sider stance is confronted in a certain way. for some reason of self defense. They up chuck this line that they are not republican. They are conservative. But not that kind of conservative. "True Conservative". I have experienced this True conservatives in a different form in the past.
It was in regards to Faith. Not that kind of Christian, "they are not true christian like I am". "Well , I am a real Christian". The action/ brand pre word becomes most irregular in Spock's world of logic. Yes, even in my world of logic.

To this day. Not one liberal criticism of the GW Bush extravaganzza was acknowledged nor accepted or responsibility taken for. So it did not happen and reality is absent.

Yet, Trump in the primaries outright trashed King GW and his royal brother Prince Jeb. And the wingers responded,,,,!!!!.....????

All that liberal bias and liberal media all over the networks. All I can respond with is Where and who? Try to point out "corporate" media. They do show signs of grain activity (without response) to the corporate media and corporate interest confronting. Ther again, just a brief breeze in the wind moment.

We all know this, the right can be for long durations and pound any slight variance of any networks that disagree or show facts that might sink into people. And the networks bow when it gets right wing loud.
I did notice that Olbermann (countdown) was very effective. Stewart and Colbert. The comedians became the front line of facts vs the massive Goebbels propaganda machine.
When we live in a time where David Dike can now be questioned if he is white enough and KKK enough in purity quests. Only the release of the Kraken might help.

Last I looked, we have no Krakento release.

RUKidding said...

Conservatives have been bathed in the hateful lying screeds of Hate Radio, Fake Noise, "Christian" Broadcasting for more than 40 years. They've been trained like Pavlov's dogs to agree to every lie, piece of bs, and crap ladled out to them. Plus their trained to repeat the lies ad nauseum & accept them as factual, especially if they support their narratives/identities.

Trump twits out that over 3 million (or whatever it was) "illegals" voted Hillary. Where's the backing for there? Well of course, there is none, bc Trump pulled it outta his ass.

Of course, Fake Noise viewers are going to say it's "true." Their excuse is that it's "all over the media." Needless to say, most of the media doesn't question the spurious lie. They are "just reporting" it.

Last night on my local NPR station, they had someone from Politifact debunk this Tweet with, you know, facts. Of course, the lie is totally bogus, and of course, the propaganda wurlitzer doesn't report on it.

So Trump voters don't have to worry about being challenged by facts bc the M$M simply doesn't provide much in the way of real facts. And with Trump being the Twit in Chief, it's going to worse. The media will endlessly repreat his Twits, and the twit voters will gleefully embrace them to the bottom of their scummy fetid dumb lack of a soul.

And, yes, if there is any question at all, then the de facto response is: Both Sides! Both Sides!

Ugh.

Ed said...

It's true that "both sides do it" because both sides are riddled with cowardly control freaks.