I have repeatedly expressed what I am sure is the collective astonishment of many over the ability of liberals to recite easily demonstrated inaccuracies, fabrications and outright lies with not only a straight face, but an earnestness that renders the vigilant truth seekers in the Jurassic media incapable of the cranial activity required to formulate even the most mundane inquiry.
Miss America judges ask more challenging and less predictable questions than journos ask liberals, but after so many decades of that, its lost the least bit of shock value. In fact, it is now official: Most members of the Lame Stream Media who have achieved even D list fame are not only not the best informed, most knowledgeable, and smartest people in the room. The reality is the exact opposite.
Submitted for your approval: ABC’s Charlie (or when he’s looking down his nose over his smarty pants glasses, “Charles”) Gibson, Margaret Carlson, and MS-NBC’s Chris Matthews. In September, 2009, Gibson famously giggled and admitted he hadn’t heard of the story, when asked by talk radio host Don Wade on Chicago’s WLS about a piece of legislation defunding ACORN after their willingness to cooperate in tax evasion and in setting up a brothel with underage foreign girls.
Ms. Carlson, a favorite and frequent guest of Obama administration shill Keith Olbermann, admitted a couple of weeks ago, on a New York radio program that, until the host told her, she didn’t know that Obama’s scheme to wreck the health care system won’t take effect until 2013, after the 2012 election.
The instances of MS-NBC Screamer Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews cluelessness are too numerous to list. My favorites surround his confusion surrounding what the Left ridiculously characterizes as the “outing” of Valerie Plame, a fairy tale in which a desk jockey working in the bowels of the CIA is transformed into a female James Bond after her pompous prevaricating pantload of a husband writes an op-ed for the Liberal Death Star critical of President Bush and his efforts to prevent another 9/11.
I know what you’re thinking. Of course, the dino media is lazy and ignorant, but you’re missing something more important. They are politically-motivated. They share the man-god’s vision of a “remade” America, not only a socialist utopia, but an exercise in payback for all those bitter clingers and typical white people out there who need to realize that their free ride in this mean country at the expense of illegal aliens, irresponsible sperm donors who impregnate their irresponsible playmates, stinking, shopping cart pushing aggressive panhandling winos, and various other aggrieved parties is so over at the hands of a benevolent elite living large on the dime of those same bitter clingers.
You’re correct, but my focus here isn’t the risible media. It’s the laughable remarks of liberal politicians. Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether the insane things they say are (1) part of a deliberate strategy, (2) bad stand up, (3) liberals’ characteristic arrested development on display yet again, or (4) evidence that the speakers are just plain nuts. Take B. Hussein Obama. When he goes into one of his silly raps, like his hilarious “Mr. Mop” routine performed recently at a fundraiser in San Francisco, and in subsequent gigs, in an attempt to deflect any serious analysis of his public policy ideas, he’s simply exercising Saul Alinsky’s Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” It’s calculated, and like his propensity for blaming everything on the previous administration, it’s getting old. Very old. I mean we’re in Larry King territory here.
A good arrested-development-on-parade example is the man that Chris Matthews calls “Captain Cajones,” Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Up Your Dose). (No I’m not making that “Captain Cajones” thing up. You can hear the soundbite here, (please scroll down) in which Rep. Grayson responds to Chris’ request for his response to Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama administration's dithering on Afghanistan.)
If you haven’t seen this lout, he resembles a character actor who is usually cast as a punchy palooka whose face has been on the receiving end of many well-deserved whackings, and given the kind of idiocy that spews like something out of a backed up toilet from his pie hole, he probably has. This guy was the Left’s latest darling. Just two days ago, he was called “an outstanding member of Congress by Barack Obama After Grayson’s latest quip, in which he riffed on Linda Robertson, an advisor to Ben Bernanke, calling her a “K Street whore,” even democrats are running away from this guy faster than Microsoft is running away from Seth McFarlane and his degenerate tv show, “Family Guy.” (By the way, like so many luminaries in our political class, this guy went to Harvard, just another reason to support Sarah Palin.)
Grayson is like a precocious, overindulged 10-year-old, whose adoring parents find everything he does and everything he says absolutely beguiling. They are the only ones who do, of course, everyone else finding him annoying at best and obnoxious at worst, until the time he calls his dad’s boss “fat,” when suddenly Mom and Dad have an epiphany. From now on, Jr. will be seen and not heard.
For the Just Plain Nuts variety, look no further than the cadaverous Harry Reid. His election bid appears to be in a bit of trouble, but the good news for Hapless Harry is that there is a Madam Tussaud’s in Las Vegas. Maybe he could get a gig there, as a stand in for his wax figure. Yesterday he presented his grand “compromise” in his mission to help Sham WOW (Walks on Water) realize his dream of single payer health care, which apparently involves the right of states to “opt out” of the “public option.” Yeah right. As noted yesterday here, if you believe that, you believe in the Tooth Fairy. It’s ridiculous on its face, but remember, Harry has a lot of unusual beliefs. For example, he insists that under our system paying taxes is “voluntary.” We played the soundbite for you on the Teri O’Brien Show, but if you missed that, you can listen here by scrolling down (the interviewer is Jan Helfeld).
We can speculate on what sort of trauma might result in the pathology displayed by Sen. Reid. Too much time in the intense Nevada sun? Too much exposure to Dick “Eddie Haskell” Durbin? Dementia? I don’t know why he says these things, but unlike most members of the press, I do know crazy talk when I hear it. Note to liberals: Either get some new writers or some new psych meds.