Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mini Me moves Dr. Evil and fires Scott Evil

"It bothers me a little bit. I think we look conservative to people who are not... I knew the rap on us from Day One was going to be that we were a right-wing news outlet."

--Fox News Anchor Brit Hume

FOX News' Tony Snow Among Possible White House Spokesman Candidates

--Headline on Fox after resignation of Scott McClellan announced.

The one thing Faux News is conservative with is the truth. Another would be news judgement. How else to explain the endless coverage on Natalie Holloway and now the Duke University rape case. And now after Scott McClellan leaves without a shred of his reputation left the White House turns to it's bullpen of propagandists and asks Tony Snow to step up to the podium to chant as a mantra, "We don't comment on an ongoing investigation." Talking Points Memo asks, "Isn't that more like an interdepartmental transfer than a job change?" And if he doesn't want the job, I'm sure Brit Hume or some other lapel flag-wearing faux patriot will take the job. But remember they aren't a conservative or right-wing network.

What amazes me isn't that Faux News is a division of the Republican party it's that people actually deny that it is. It has helped turn news coverage into watching a wrestling match. It's hard to really learn anything from Faux News other than Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Lielly and their ilk all have died and gone to heaven. Where else could such rabid venom-spewing hate-mongers get rich and famous? Where else could Cheney get a Larry King-like interview after shooting a man in the face? Where else could the Cynthia McKinney story get more prominent coverage than W authorizing Libby to leak parts of the National Intelligence Estimate to the New York Times? I just wonder if The White House has to list Faux News as a dependent on their tax forms.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"I just wonder if The White House has to list Faux News as a dependent on their tax forms."

Silly rabbit - only little people pay taxes.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Actually, only people pay taxes. Corporations are above the law.

10:59 AM  

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