The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

01 May 2006

Time Magazine 100, Arianna Huffington, Al Franken

FUNNY-SHAPED WORLD

At Time Magazine, List Reveals Warped Perspective





When your Radio Equalizer occasionally takes leftist flak for having once been trashed by Time Magazine, rather than respond with anger, we find it amusing. Far more disturbing would have been praise from one of its writers, especially the ultra- partisan Walter Kirn.

After all, it seems only that side of the aisle still takes this weekly news dinosaur seriously. As to its utter irrelevancy, this week's "Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World" list should forever put any remaining doubt to rest.

From George Clooney to the Dixie Chicks and Arianna Huffington, the "Artists and Entertainers" portion of the list reads like an Air America producer's rolodex. Even those chosen to write about this year's selections fit the same mold: Tom Cruise, Brian Williams, Ana Marie Cox (formerly of Wonkette) and of course, Al Franken.

David A Lunde, one of the Radio Equalizer's graphics contributors, thinks Time should go ahead and bring forward the rest of its lefty fantasy list. To make it easier, he offers the "cover" seen above.


As you might expect, it's Al Franken's profile of Arianna Huffington that has us chuckling the most. It isn't just that Arianna does little to shape much of anything, much less the world, rather it's Franken's sleazy attempt to provide cover for her notoriously fishy ideological "switch":


I first met Arianna in 1995 at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. We had both been invited by the Washington Times, and I insisted on sitting next to the striking Greek-born redhead (though not, strictly speaking, redheaded-born Greek). We hit it off. Arianna introduced me to her friend Newt Gingrich. I told her the Gingrich revolution was a fraud.

Arianna had signed on for the part of the revolution that wanted to unravel the social safety net and replace it with faith-based programs. She took the mission very seriously but soon discovered that the Gingrich Republicans did not.

"Effective compassion" was just a fig leaf for closing down the Department of Education, cutting Medicare and getting rid of the Environmental Protection Agency. A disillusioned Arianna took to bed—with me—in our "Strange Bedfellows" segment on the TV show Politically Incorrect. No doubt because of my (persuasive) prowess and Arianna's intellectual openness, she switched, becoming a lefty.


If Arianna so suddenly became disillusioned with Gingrich's political revolution in 1995, then why did she lobby for an open talk show slot at Seattle's conservative talker KVI-AM in late 1998? We know this because your Radio Equalizer was there at the time.

By her interestingly- timed "switch", it's only Al that's apparently fooled (we believe it was based on career opportunism). Either that, or it's another one of his many attempts at outright deceit.


Even though we're supposed to remember Franken engages in so- called "humor", his faux- arrogance here seems to reveal Stuart's true sentiments:


With her indefatigable persistence, resourcefulness and good humor, Arianna, 55, has gone from ambitious project to ambitious project with varying degrees of success, finding herself the proprietor of the widely read, hugely influential liberal blog Huffington Post. None of this would have happened were it not for me.

And it seems oddly ironic that it is Arianna, not I, who has been named one of TIME's 100 most annoying (sorry, influential) people. Arianna should be writing about me.


Sorry Al, even Time knows better than to include you on its sorry list.

UPDATE: Arianna basks in the warm glow of Time's recognition. Bring your barf bag.

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Arianna photo: Time Magazine, Time Liberal Fantasy Cover: David A Lunde

16 Comments:

  • Brian,

    Do you know John Carlson and Doug Glant? I'm trying to remember if they were at KVI before or after the TalkSpot experiment.

    As far a Arianna Huffington goes, I got to see first hand what an opportunist piece of garbage she was during the 94 GOP primaries in California. It is telling that not one of her opponent's staff would join her campaign for the general election, not even for pay.

    By Blogger PCD, at 01 May, 2006 08:24  

  • At least "Time" admitted that it was THEIR world and not the real world being shaped.

    By Blogger Sheldon Kotyk, at 01 May, 2006 16:25  

  • I hope beyond hope that Franken runs for US Senate here in Minnesota, so that his obnoxious arrogance would be on display for all to see.

    That and the "idelogical zeal" displayed at the Republican National Convention (just ask Laura Ingraham or Michael Medved.)

    By Blogger Smack, at 01 May, 2006 18:42  

  • You wrote:

    "From George Clooney to the Dixie Chicks and Arianna Huffington, the "Artists and Entertainers" portion of the list reads like an Air America producer's rolodex."

    In sports, I always find it silly when someone says "XXXX" should have been on the All-Star team, without saying who they would take off that same team to put their player on. There are only a limited number of spots. You have to chose.

    In a similar way Brian, I wonder, if you have such a problem with this list of "People who Shape Our World", who would you have in the Artists and Entertainers section.

    Who would you take off and add on? Then we can judge who has a better list of entertainers and artists who Shape the World.

    If you cannot offer any better suggestions, you critism of the list as "leftist" is pretty weak.

    By Blogger Jason Brown, at 01 May, 2006 19:04  

  • Once again, Brian shows how amazingly stupid he is. Baloney, do you really think a list containing both Bush presidents, Matt Drudge, Condelizza Rice, and John McCain is liberal? Or do you think your readers are so stupid that they'll take your word for it over actually checking the list?

    Either way, you're pretty pathetic. Keep making these posts, and I'll keep laughing.

    By Blogger Mr. Kite, at 01 May, 2006 21:04  

  • Mr Kite, take another look at this paragraph:


    From George Clooney to the Dixie Chicks and Arianna Huffington, the "Artists and Entertainers" portion of the list reads like an Air America producer's rolodex. Even those chosen to write about this year's selections fit the same mold: Tom Cruise, Brian Williams, Ana Marie Cox (formerly of Wonkette) and of course, Al Franken.


    By the way, Matt Drudge is not by any measure a conservative, never has been one.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 01 May, 2006 21:13  

  • Interesting article. It never ceases to amaze me that Time, Newsweek (which has been reduced to not much more than a pamphlet), and U.S. News have done so little to attract readership.

    Specifically, it is a mystery why, in view of events in the last decade, all three of these so-called national news magazines have actuallly become more, not less liberal, and more, not less pro-Democrat. In fact, the patina of objectivity is wearing ever thinner, and fading almost as fast as the drop in readership. One would have thought that someone at one of these dinosaurs would have drawn the logical conclusion that more partisanship means less readers.

    More important, however, is the fact that not one of these magazines has taken a tip from Fox, and attempted to serve the huge, unmet need for a national news magazine for conservatives. In other words, ideology has trumped monetary gain, and you really have to ask why - in a atmosphere where the electorate has become more, not less conservative (and that's where it's going notwithstanding Bush's low poll numbers - Bush is NOT a conservative), these magazines are becoming ever more liberal and more pro-Democratic?

    The answer is likely a combination of factors, starting with a lack of imagination at the top, and a disbelief in the reality of the situation. It's an old story in publishing, where magazines come and go, and in business in general. It's likely that the magazines blame things like the internet for the loss of subscribers. But, that is simply not the whole story, not by any means. There is a huge unmet demand for a national newsmagazine with a professional staff and resources, and a conservative bent. The old dinosaurs seeem utterly unwilling to satisfy this demand, even at the cost of their continued existance - in fact they are going the other way, which will only cause to accelerate their downfall. In the meantime, the opportunity is out there. Interested, Brian?

    As a postscript, I would add that the traditional three television networks have also followed the example of Time, Newsweek and U.S. News, essentially allowing Fox to have the conservative audience all to itself, while serving an ever diminishing number of viewers. They blame the lack of ratings on other factors, but what is going on is the tradional media increasingly out of touch, indeed with a contempt for, those on whose ratings they depend.

    Again, it's a case of ideology over dollars - why else wouldn't at least one of the big three elected to imitate the success of Fox? After all, imitation is the essence of broadcasting - when one network comes up with a formula that works, someone tries to do the same thing. Except, oddly enough, when it comes to this. As public companies you would expect the networks to seek to enhance shareholder value. Instead...another opportunity presents itself.
    BSD

    By Blogger B.Samuel Davis, at 02 May, 2006 11:19  

  • Brian:

    You respond to Mr. Kite, but not to me?

    So, let me ask you again.

    Who is on your list of the Entertainers and Artists who Shape the World?

    And who would they replace on Time's List?

    If you can't offer a better list than Time, why are you criticizing it?

    By Blogger Jason Brown, at 02 May, 2006 12:10  

  • I also responded back to him, but I guess he didn't allow the post through. He's simply full of shit.

    By Blogger Mr. Kite, at 02 May, 2006 13:17  

  • "Specifically, it is a mystery why, in view of events in the last decade, all three of these so-called national news magazines have actuallly become more, not less liberal, and more, not less pro-Democrat'
    SANE RESPONSE WITH FACTS:
    You are delusional hack. Totally delusional, the media, ALL OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA TILTS TO THE RIGHT
    The media could not tilt any furthur to the right. Need proof?

    A few quick examples:

    A. Colbert roasting Bush, 100% ignored by the "liberal media", instead they praised Bush's comedy performance. Why would a "liberal" media, not even play a SINGLE SOUNDBYTE from Colbert. Yet, when Imus roasted clinton, we heard it on the 6PM news, over and over and over and over.

    B. Nuclear war testing in Nevada, NOT A SINGLE NEWS STORY ON IT, by the MAIN STREAM MEDIA. Would a "liberal" media ignore a story like this???

    C. $9 billion missing in Iraq. Would a "liberal" media not cover such a thing????????

    D. The 3 Ohio board of elections members indicted for tampering with the Ohio recount in 2004? why ohhh why would a "liberal" media not cover ELECTION FRAUD by Republicans??????????

    E. Duke Cunningham and his hookers for contracts scandal!!! Not a SINGLE MENTION by the main stream media. Now why would a "liberal media" not cover this?

    See hack, I can do this all day
    There is NO LIBERAL MEDIA, (ok the Nation and Air America, 2 power house entities hahahahahaah) You are 100% certified a HACK. "lib media" is your whining excuse for everything. What exactly is wrong with you people?

    you are DELUSIONAL
    you are a HACK
    and I can keep naming more example of Right wing media bias. I can name so many, your head will be spinning, if it is not already. Now explain to me, why these stories I mentioned are IGNORED by main stream media?

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 02 May, 2006 17:20  

  • Geez, whiner, cut out the incessant whining. I know, you subscribe to the belief that if you repeat the same lie often enough it becomes the truth --- but Hitler showed that to be a lie.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 03 May, 2006 11:34  

  • No surprise here - ad hominem attacks are a typical tactic used by the left (along with unfounded assumptions) simply because their arguments have so little substance.

    Just because the mainstream media hasn't pursued certain selected stories with the fervor deemed adequate doesn't mean that there isn't an overall pro-Democratic leftist slant. The evidence is so overwhelming that it's difficult to know even where to begin.

    Unofrtunately, those who claim that the bias doesn't exist are usually so far to the left that any presentation that another view even exists is seen by them as evidence of a right wing slant. This type of twisted logic is the reason, among other things, that conservative speakers are regularly shouted down on college campuses, even so-called "liberal arts" institutions which pretend to invite debate. In fact, the practice is so prevelent that there is a name for it - "silencing"! A great way for so-called "open minded" institutions to treat speakers, and why fascism is to feared far more from the far left, where it is practiced regularly on universities throughout the United States, than the right.

    But I digress...
    B. Samuel Davis

    By Blogger Alex, at 03 May, 2006 14:30  

  • Mikeinsc

    Yet you can not debunk anything I posted. I gave YOU detailed examples of stories ignored by the "liberal media", you can not explain why they were not covered.

    You are the whiner, all of you Bush cons are whiners. Everything is always 'lib media', "lib witch hunt". Your excuse for everything is the same. Whining and playing the victim. Now debunk my other post, explain why these stories are not covered, or admit defeat, and repeat after me

    THE MEDIA SLANTS TO THE RIGHT

    See I don't cry over it, I show you how it slants to the right. You and Maloney and the other Bush cons (no you are not a real conservative, you are a Bush con) cry bias, and can't provide bias. No Limbaugh in the news on a friday night for a 12 hour news cycle on the weekend is not an example. I gave you examples, you did not.
    Explain why my examples of stories have been ignored by the "liberal media".
    go right ahead..............
    I will be waiting a long time

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 03 May, 2006 15:25  

  • Yet you can not debunk anything I posted. I gave YOU detailed examples of stories ignored by the "liberal media", you can not explain why they were not covered.

    The Cuyahoga County board of elections is 1/2 Republican, 1/2 Democrat with 4 members. Thus, at least one of the indicted is a Democrat.

    Funny, you didn't see stories on ACTUAL convictions of Dems in Wisconsin.

    You are the whiner

    Wow, thought I left that "No, I'm not --- YOU are" stuff behind when I left elementary school.

    Everything is always 'lib media', "lib witch hunt". Your excuse for everything is the same.

    Hmm, moment I see a Democrat trashed with forged documents --- and see the MSM refuse to back off the docs when they're proven to be forgeries and then refuse to admit that they WERE forgeries --- you might have a point.

    Now debunk my other post, explain why these stories are not covered, or admit defeat, and repeat after me

    THE MEDIA SLANTS TO THE RIGHT


    OK, in order:

    $9B missing in Iraq is chump change. Far more goes missing in the IRS alone on a yearly basis.

    Nuclear testing in NV. At a nuclear testing site. Stunning.

    The press didn't cover Colbert bombing.

    Duke Cunningham and hookers? Just because you SAY it's a scandal, you know, doesn't actually MAKE it one.

    Want more?

    See I don't cry over it, I show you how it slants to the right. You and Maloney and the other Bush cons (no you are not a real conservative, you are a Bush con) cry bias, and can't provide bias.

    Bush going AWOL. Man, that one had some legs.

    Some in the press actually bought that obviously faked story that Bush had the lowest IQ of all recent Presidents.

    Hmm, the press did call FL hours early for Gore with him never leading the count at any point.

    Did you know that Charles Pickering was actually a civil rights CHAMPION in Mississippi? No? Shocking.

    Gee, I seem to remember some laughable condemnation about John Bolton as UN Secretary.

    So, how DID we flush Korans down a toilet? The book ain't small.

    Did you know the EU can't find proof of any secret prisons?

    The press trying to paint the 2000 recount funds as Bush getting money from fat cats while Gore got money from the poor was a hoot (hint: Bush didn't get any large contributions --- Gore did --- and Gore STILL raised virtually nothing)

    Bush, in any way, being tied to what happened at Enron was classic.

    Halliburton's "no bid" contract was a classic example of not actually reporting the story.

    Funny, you'd think Sandy Berger stealing classified documents would've been a bigger story.

    Attempting to state that Libby was indicted for anything resembling "outing" Plame is a myth.

    That whole Bush/TANG story.

    Calling the SBVT "liars" without actually detailing what they "lied" about.

    That whole "missing munitions" in Iraq story on the eve of the 2004 election?

    I really could go on all night with this.

    No Limbaugh in the news on a friday night for a 12 hour news cycle on the weekend is not an example. I gave you examples, you did not.

    Your examples were a bit of a joke. I assumed you were kidding.

    Alas, you were not.

    Explain why my examples of stories have been ignored by the "liberal media".
    go right ahead..............
    I will be waiting a long time


    Seeing as how you're blinded to reality, I don't have the energy to open your eyes.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 03 May, 2006 23:11  

  • Bush going AWOL. Man, that one had some legs.

    THE MEDIA COWERED RIGHT OUT OF THE STORY, STILL NOT A SINGLE PERSON SAW BUSH IN ALABAMA, YET THE MEDIA IGNORED IT. AGAIN, DAN RATHER, DOCUMENTS FAKE, STORY: REAL. THE MEDIA IN THEIR RIGHT WING BIAS, DROPPED THE Whole THING

    Some in the press actually bought that obviously faked story that Bush had the lowest IQ of all recent Presidents.

    SOURCE??? "THE NATION MAGAZINE" DOES NOT COUNT, MAINSTREAM MEDIA, NOT "LIBERAL MAGAZINES". WHO WENT ON NATIONAL T.V AND COVERED THIS?? THE ANSWER= NOBODY.

    Hmm, the press did call FL hours early for Gore with him never leading the count at any point.

    SOME NETWORKS DID, SOME DID NOT, DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WERE WATCHING.

    Did you know that Charles Pickering was actually a civil rights CHAMPION in Mississippi? No? Shocking

    TELL THAT TO THE N.A.A.CP. PICKERING IS AGAINST THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT. HE IS A FASCIST, ANTI-AMERICAN PIECE OF CRAP. HARDLY A "CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION". THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER EVEN TALKS ABOUT PICKERING.

    Gee, I seem to remember some laughable condemnation about John Bolton as UN Secretary

    WHERE IN THE OP-ED SECTION OF SOME SMALL LEFT WING MAGAZINE WITH 300 SUBSCRIBERS????? YOUR MEMORY SERVES YOU WRONG. YOU SEEM TO CONFUSE OP-EDS WITH NEWS FREQUENTLY. BOLTEN IS A CLOWN, RECESS APPOINTMENT FLUNKIE. THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER EXPLAINED TO THE PUBLIC HOW BOLTEN WAS REJECTED EVEN BY FELLOW REPUBLCANS, AND IS A RECESS APPOINTMENT. AMERICA DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THIS, YET YOU CLAIM MAIN STREAM MEDIA HAS CONDEMMED HIM. NOPE, LEFT WING OPINION WRITERS CONDEM THE CLOWN.

    So, how DID we flush Korans down a toilet? The book ain't small

    WHO TAUGHT YOU THAT LINE? SAVAGE??

    Did you know the EU can't find proof of any secret prisons?

    THE SECRET PRISONS ARE NOT EVEN COVERED BY THE MAINSTREAM PRESS, SO WHY WOULD THEY COVER WHAT THE E.U FOUND OUT ABOUT A STORY NEVER COVERED TO START WITH??? AGAIN YOU CONFUSE LEFT-WING BLOGS AND SMALL MAGAZINES WITH MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

    The press trying to paint the 2000 recount funds as Bush getting money from fat cats while Gore got money from the poor was a hoot (hint: Bush didn't get any large contributions --- Gore did --- and Gore STILL raised virtually nothing)

    NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE READING OP-EDS AGAIN


    Bush, in any way, being tied to what happened at Enron was classic.

    OP-EDS AND LEFT WING RADIO HOSTS, TIED BUSH TO KEN LEY, NOT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA. BUSH CREATED THAT PROBLEM all by himself BY PRETENDING HE NEVER KNEW LAY, WHILE HE CLEARLY DID. SHOW ME A NIGHTLY NEWSCAST THAT STATED "BUSH HAS TIES TO KEN LEY AND ENRON IS HIS FAULT". I GAVE YOU IGNORED STORIES, YOU RECITE OP-ED'S AND AIR AMERICA.


    Halliburton's "no bid" contract was a classic example of not actually reporting the story.

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER MENTIONED "NO BID CONTRACTS" FOR A SECOND. AGAIN YOU CONFUSE OP-EDS WITH MAINSTREAM MEDIA. IM SPECIFICALY TALKING ABOUT CABLE NEWS AND T.V NEWS, NOT OP-EDS. again what mainstream broadcast news EVER UTTERED THE WORD "NO BID CONTRACTS"?


    Funny, you'd think Sandy Berger stealing classified documents would've been a bigger story.


    WAS A BIG STORY FOR A FEW DAYS, UNTIL THE "STOLEN DOCUMENTS" WERE FOUND TO BE NOT IMPORTANT.


    Attempting to state that Libby was indicted for anything resembling "outing" Plame is a myth.

    WHO SAID LIBBY OUTED PLAME????? THE MEDIA CLEARLY SAID HE WAS INDICTED FOR OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE.

    That whole Bush/TANG story.

    COVERED SO BROADLY, I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT, YOU OBVIOUSLY READ A LOT OF OP-EDS


    Calling the SBVT "liars" without actually detailing what they "lied" about.

    OP-EDS AND LEFT WING RADIO HOSTS ONCE MORE. MAINSTREAM NETWORK NEWS, TALKED ABOUT THE "SWIFTIES"?? I RECALL AIR AMERICA TRACING THE SWIFTIES TIES TO THE G.O.P, NOT THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA




    That whole "missing munitions" in Iraq story on the eve of the 2004 election?

    IT WAS COVERED A WEEK BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, AND WAS A REAL NEWS ITEM



    VERY VERY WEAK EXAMPLES. Everything you mentioned was NOT covered by MAIN STREAM MEDIA, ALL OP-ED OPINIONS, not NEWS COVERAGE. MY EXAMPLES WERE EXCLUDED STORIES, you GAVE ME A BUNCH OF OP-ED OPINIONS NOT COVERAGE.

    GOOD TRY, BUT AGAIN, YOU CAN'T FOOL ME, EVERY ITEM YOU POINTED OUT, WERE OP-ED PIECES AND LIBERAL RADIO OPINION, NOT MAIN STREAM BROADCAST MEDIA. I pointed out STORIES IGNORED BY THE MEDIA, YOU RECITED LEFT WING OPINION.


    I can clearly see, how you guys prey upon the ignorant, to push the whole "liberal media myth". You recite op-eds and leftist blogs and claim it is mainstream media.

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 04 May, 2006 11:27  

  • THE MEDIA COWERED RIGHT OUT OF THE STORY, STILL NOT A SINGLE PERSON SAW BUSH IN ALABAMA, YET THE MEDIA IGNORED IT. AGAIN, DAN RATHER, DOCUMENTS FAKE, STORY: REAL. THE MEDIA IN THEIR RIGHT WING BIAS, DROPPED THE Whole THING

    Except for the Guardsmen who saw him there and his commanding officer who saw him there. And those pesky pay stubs are an issue.

    And it's adorable that you buy into the "Fake, but accurate" myth --- seeing as how you have yet to prove anything.

    The media covered up for Gunga Dan.

    SOURCE??? "THE NATION MAGAZINE" DOES NOT COUNT, MAINSTREAM MEDIA, NOT "LIBERAL MAGAZINES". WHO WENT ON NATIONAL T.V AND COVERED THIS?? THE ANSWER= NOBODY.

    Numerous newspapers, including that tiny little paper known as the NY Times.

    SOME NETWORKS DID, SOME DID NOT, DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WERE WATCHING.

    Care to reveal the one that DIDN'T call it for Gore?

    Just one.

    TELL THAT TO THE N.A.A.CP. PICKERING IS AGAINST THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT. HE IS A FASCIST, ANTI-AMERICAN PIECE OF CRAP. HARDLY A "CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION". THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER EVEN TALKS ABOUT PICKERING.

    He only testified against the KKK in the 60's, when it could have lead to him being killed. He defended black clients who "violated" Jim Crow laws. He helped set up the Institute of Racial Reconciliation at Ole Miss.

    He's done more to help black America than any of the hustlers in the present civil rights gestapo groups.

    Yeah, screw him.

    WHERE IN THE OP-ED SECTION OF SOME SMALL LEFT WING MAGAZINE WITH 300 SUBSCRIBERS?????

    The NY Times has a rapidly dwindling readership, but it's hardly that small now. Ditto the Post. Ditto NBC News. Ditto ABC News. Ditto CNN.

    BOLTEN IS A CLOWN, RECESS APPOINTMENT FLUNKIE. THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER EXPLAINED TO THE PUBLIC HOW BOLTEN WAS REJECTED EVEN BY FELLOW REPUBLCANS, AND IS A RECESS APPOINTMENT. AMERICA DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THIS, YET YOU CLAIM MAIN STREAM MEDIA HAS CONDEMMED HIM. NOPE, LEFT WING OPINION WRITERS CONDEM THE CLOWN.

    "Fellow Republicans"? Yes, all 5 of them. He's been the one guy trying to force the UN to live up to its ideals and more power to him. He's a great man and should win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    WHO TAUGHT YOU THAT LINE? SAVAGE??

    Way to dispute the point. Kudos to you. Feel free to attribute it to people I have never listened to.

    NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE READING OP-EDS AGAIN

    Yes, the Tribune news section, NY Times section, and Washington Post news sections are hard to differentiate from op-eds most of the time.

    OP-EDS AND LEFT WING RADIO HOSTS, TIED BUSH TO KEN LEY, NOT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA. BUSH CREATED THAT PROBLEM all by himself BY PRETENDING HE NEVER KNEW LAY, WHILE HE CLEARLY DID.

    Can you actually point to a single case where Bush said he didn't know Lay?

    And, again, if you choose to ignore what the NY Times REPORTS --- well, you'd be wiser for doing so, but intellectually dishonest.

    SHOW ME A NIGHTLY NEWSCAST THAT STATED "BUSH HAS TIES TO KEN LEY AND ENRON IS HIS FAULT". I GAVE YOU IGNORED STORIES, YOU RECITE OP-ED'S AND AIR AMERICA.

    No, you gave theories and assumptions. I'm giving you reality.

    And, I'd give you links to the NY Times, but I'm not about to pay them for the privilege.

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER MENTIONED "NO BID CONTRACTS" FOR A SECOND. AGAIN YOU CONFUSE OP-EDS WITH MAINSTREAM MEDIA. IM SPECIFICALY TALKING ABOUT CABLE NEWS AND T.V NEWS, NOT OP-EDS. again what mainstream broadcast news EVER UTTERED THE WORD "NO BID CONTRACTS"?

    Wow, you are either delusional or simply a liar.

    WHO SAID LIBBY OUTED PLAME????? THE MEDIA CLEARLY SAID HE WAS INDICTED FOR OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE.

    Yeah, hold on to that pipe dream. Is the sky blue in your world?

    COVERED SO BROADLY, I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT, YOU OBVIOUSLY READ A LOT OF OP-EDS

    Just checking --- have you, in fact, been in a cave for the last couple of years?

    OP-EDS AND LEFT WING RADIO HOSTS ONCE MORE. MAINSTREAM NETWORK NEWS, TALKED ABOUT THE "SWIFTIES"?? I RECALL AIR AMERICA TRACING THE SWIFTIES TIES TO THE G.O.P, NOT THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA

    Missed the NY Times and Chicago Tribune's attempts to do it, eh?

    Seems to be a running theme.

    You: "You haven't proven ANYTHING"
    Me: "Here's proof"
    You: "I never heard of that"
    Me: "It was in major newspapers and the broadcast news"
    You: "I don't remember it"

    A bit of a tiresome debating strategy on your part.

    IT WAS COVERED A WEEK BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, AND WAS A REAL NEWS ITEM

    Seeing as how the military came out and said they disposed of them --- no, it was not a real news item.

    VERY VERY WEAK EXAMPLES. Everything you mentioned was NOT covered by MAIN STREAM MEDIA, ALL OP-ED OPINIONS, not NEWS COVERAGE. MY EXAMPLES WERE EXCLUDED STORIES, you GAVE ME A BUNCH OF OP-ED OPINIONS NOT COVERAGE.

    While it is admittedly difficult to differentiate the NY Times NEWS and OP-ED sections nowadays --- your inability to recognize reality does not, in fact, change reality.

    GOOD TRY, BUT AGAIN, YOU CAN'T FOOL ME, EVERY ITEM YOU POINTED OUT, WERE OP-ED PIECES AND LIBERAL RADIO OPINION, NOT MAIN STREAM BROADCAST MEDIA. I pointed out STORIES IGNORED BY THE MEDIA, YOU RECITED LEFT WING OPINION.

    Because you have apparently not picked up a newspaper, listened to a station outside of AAR, and not watched a show not hosted by Keith Olbermann is simply a reflection of your issues.


    I can clearly see, how you guys prey upon the ignorant, to push the whole "liberal media myth". You recite op-eds and leftist blogs and claim it is mainstream media.


    And you proclaim the media is "right wing" by denying the existence of reality.

    Kudos to you.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 04 May, 2006 23:35  

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