Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The King James Version


Never mind that James O'Keefe "exposed" the fact that one fundraiser at NPR thinks most self-proclaimed tea baggers are racist and xenophobic -- which is like pointing out that the sky is, in fact, blue; Simon Owens over at Bloggasm, in a roundabout way, asks the pertinent question, why does anybody give a shit about anything a roundly discredited little tool like O'Keefe has to say anymore?

For those who've forgotten, he runs down O'Keefe's ongoing Reign of Error.

Bloggasm: The New York Times Leaves Several Holes in Its James O'Keefe Reporting/3.9.11

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

He gets better results than Michael Moore.

Chez said...

Not necessarily. But when it does it's generally because the left has such a need to feel guilty and be self-aware that it runs scared like a little girl every time somebody takes a shot at it. The right tends to be utterly immune to both criticism and reason, therefore it never caves -- expose hypocrisy and corruption among conservatives and it just bounces off the titanium hull of shamelessness and complete moral certitude.

Anonymous said...

David fucking Vitter people. Or maybe Newt "I cheat beacause I love America" Gingrich. Or how about the entire Bush administration's lack of apology for, well, everything.

And Schiller didn't even do anything that awful. By folding instantly on the NPR looks like it's agreeing with the premise that meeting with Muslims is a necessarily shameful thing. Which is in itself pretty damn shameful.

Not to mention that a boat full of dildoes should be mentioned in every intro of O'Keefe.

Anonymous said...

The left has to butch up.
Unfortunatley, until someone prominent does, this crap will never change.

Ref said...

How fucking stupid do you have to be to fall for this asshat? Then, how weak-minded do you have to be in order to apologize for speaking the truth? Lastly, doesn't O'Keefe's face just cry out for a knuckle massage?

Anonymous said...

I'm a generally non-violent person, and yet I feel the same way about that face. Why is that?

Chez said...

Oh yeah. It's him and Glenn Beck -- they both have what Cesca refers to as a "punch me" face. I get the feeling it would be incredibly satisfying to sock O'Keefe in the jaw like that Guido Terminator clocked Snooki on the first season of Jersey Shore.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that you couldn't even pull off a liberal equivalent dumb ass sting, because the Chamber of Commerce/Fox/Heritage boys just come right out and say horrible stuff as part of their public persona. They are Cheney with a gun. As long as the liberals are ball free wonders, they'll just keep moving the line.

The pity of it all is in spite of all of the NPR jokes, they really do do a better job with the news than anyone on TV certainly. I can't imagine what it must feel like to the reporters dodging fire in a war zone when their leaders are cowed by a twerp slathered in Benzoil Peroxide. It's absurd.

Anonymous said...

Saw a Today show piece this morning about the whole NPR sting. The not only didn't mention the love boat or the Louisiana arrest, they repeated the very debunked lie that O'Keefe was actually dressed like a pimp when he walked into Acorn office. Why do I know if Michael Moore pulled off a similar bit of entrapment against someone at Fox, every report would begin with the Republican caricature of him. And I know Fox doesn't get 10% of its funding from the government, but it gives 90% of itself to the Republican party. If an organization that accepts government funding is supposed to be held to higher standards, can we send some hidden cameras into the company formerly known as Blackwater?

Also, where are all of those whiners about the evils of PC society now? Or does that only protect speech that actually is racist or misogynist?