Tag Archive for 'media'

Attack ads are nothing new

The nastiness this election season has nothing over the nastiness during the 1800 election campaign season.

-TPP

Stolen Elections – Only on PBS

I just watched a really interesting segment of Now on PBS. It was about problems with voting in the United States and how the Department of Justice is no longer interested in enforcing laws that guarantee every eligible voter gets to vote.

Instead it seems the Department of Justice has been co opted by the neo-conservative arm of the Republican Party to work on making sure non-Republican voters can not vote. As a result the arm of the DOJ that is supposed to protect Americans’ right to vote has seen half of its career lawyers leave during the Bush Administration years. During the past five years the DOJ hasn’t brought on a single lawsuit in favor of voters whose right to vote have been illegally denied. It’s the first time in history that’s happened.

The Republican Party is actively engaging in several different practices that aim to remove seemingly “unrepublican” voters from the voter registries across the country but specifically in battleground states. What kind of a democratic institution would do that? China does that. Russia does that. Saddam Hussein did that.

What’s even more sad than catching the Republicans with their pants down giving it to the American public while they’re on their knees is that nobody but the PBS is covering it. Not a single mainstream media outlet is reporting on the issue other than in passing. Here you have the ruling party actively, and almost certainly illegally, preventing eligible voters from voting, for years, and people don’t even know, because nobody is talking about it.

What the hell.

-TPP

Oh no! Weekly World News is folding :(

What horrible news! The Weekly World News is folding!

Where now can I read about the latest Elvis and alien sightings, men with three heads and vast Government conspiracies to keep all that information from you??? Nowhere!

Somewhere in Kalamazoo, Elvis weeps: The Weekly World News is folding.

Indeed :(

-TPP

Scientific proof that Bill O’Reilly is an asshole

Indiana University media researchers have concluded a study into Bill O’Reilly’s ranting on TV. They’ve analyzed 115 episodes of his TV shows on the Fox News channel. I would feel sorry for them having to have gone through that traumatic experience if it weren’t for the awesome results of their study.

They found dear Bill uses a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds, and that he’s frequently and consistently using known propaganda devices in his speech. He’s using fear prominently to back his insane arguments.

He’s also consistently and with no exception labeling foreigners in a negative light.

It’s no news to anyone, of course, that he is a xenophobic racist asshole. It’s just good to have scientific evidence of it.

A PDF publication of the study results can be found on the Indiana University website.

-TPP

Nappy headed hos vs. Alberto Gonzales subpoena

The supposedly serious news outlets CNN and New York Times are both currently running the Imus vs. Rutgers women’s basketball team incident as their lead stories. This while at the same time the US Attorney General has been subpoenaed by the Congress to produce documents in the ongoing investigation about the firing of US attorneys.

The US Congress is basically going to war with the 2nd (or 3rd) most powerful man in the United States Government, and the US President, and these news outlets are running the story about a shock jockey who shocked as their lead story. Incredible.

-TPP




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