(Blogger’s note: Clearly have been using “asshole” a lot lately. The word may offend but you know I’m right about everyone of them. Meanwhile, I’m exploring alternatives, just not today.)
What I pray for:
(More about that last video here.)
Read here how Big Journalism failed us on the inevitable financial disaster.
And contrary to the know-nothing, care-nothing water-carriers, looks like the stimulus is working.
The lies of the tort “reformers”. Truth is, there’s little to reform, just the elimination of punishments for wrongful behavior. Modern conservatives, remember, do not believe in facts. So when they claim to present any, you can safely presume they are in fact made up out of nothing, pure lies.
In the corporatist world, the destroyers get rewarded by being given the opportunity to make money by correcting their prior bad acts. Can you see what’s wrong with that picture? The wrong-doer is rewarded instead of punished.
Single video double-feature: Apollo 11 landing anniversary and Cronkite memorial:
Assholes: Bob Woodward thinks that attempt to peddle in influence buying and selling now makes WaPo’s new publisher qualified to be publisher. This so stupid a position, nothing needs to be added: committing a single major mistake is the one thing that makes her qualified?? And firing Froomkin? That we’re to take as… what? Firing a new media star is a good idea?
Asshole: This guy who believes newspapers offer nothing online justifying charging. He is so wrong. Media have to stop giving stuff away or, for that matter, allowing their stuff to be stolen. Rolling Stone did it partly correct with the Taibbi Goldman Sachs piece: no legal copies available online while the issue was on the newsstands. In a rush to read the piece? Buy the issue. He claims newspapers are worth paying for either. Wrong: They can be extremely efficient packaged compendiums of news, insight, opinion, entertainment and features and services. He also says you can news wherever online. That is true up to a point but it becomes up to the publisher to make a paper or a sight a go-to place. Times journalism is essentially available in one place. Wall Street Journal material: ditto. McClatchy journalism: a few places. Yeah, crap has limited value in this new world but, really, other that guys who’d lose jobs, what else is the downside for losing crap?
Asshole: Ben Stein: There is no excuse for someone with his background to take money for pushing a switch and bait scam like this. On deck: We’ll see what the Times does in response. Hint to Pinch and Steve (because the rulers of Big Jounralism don’t actually follow news or anything): If you fire the fucker, I’m sure cancellations will be capped in the single digits. Or taking a proper stand might attract readers.
Assholes: [GOP] senators who think people making $350,000.00 and more a year cannot afford a small tax increase. (And this is connection with the health insurance reform which, if it works, may well save the schmucks money in the long run.)
Assholes: The inability to find any links is proof I’m right (although I am anyway): Not a clip to be found of the night that Cronkite got up from his desk to spend nearly half a broadcast explaining Watergate and its importance.
Asshole (second redux): Amazon and the theft of the Orwell books. Wouldn’t the right thing to either get the publisher or Amazon to pay the rights holder whatever they’re entitled to — that is, make the sales proper after the fact — instead of stealing the books back? I’m sure there’s out of pocket costs to the innocent buyers but aren’t they the last people to be inconvenienced? (Yeah, yeah, I know, that’s so old fashioned….)
Did Big Labor have a big win that Big Media, in their water-carrying way, is required to spin as a defeat?
Assholes: Everyone who claims to find Sotomayor unqualified but has no issue with Clarence Thomas (who, for you young people, was completely unqualified and even unfit and who has yet failed to rise to his responsibility).
Assholes: Sarah Palin apologists.
Here, laugh at this Goldman joke before it comes true.
Assholes: Anti-public option proponents relying on the CBO’s cost estimate. The thing to keep in mind is that without significant reform, costs will continue to spiral out of control and actual care and coverage will continue to deteriorate. So how do the CBO estimates compare to that?
Assholes: Michael Steele and the scumbags who appointed him:
These assholes coulda been president special appearance by water-carrying simian asshole David Gregory):
Greenwald says goodbye to Cronkite, filling in the missing blanks in the coverage, moreso the current failings of modern journalism. Again, journalism serves the people or it’s irrelevant. The publishers and producers have cast their vote, for irrelevance.
Found! A brief write-up describing how Cronkite gav a big, maybe crucial push to the Watergate story. And P.S., he’s one journo who never gave an sign of being sorry for bringing down a louse of a president. When you have morals, you have morals. Only water-carriers regret.
Asshole: because he is completely dead wrong:
“I think there are a lot of critics who think that [in the run-up to the Iraq War] . . . . if we did not stand up and say this is bogus, and you’re a liar, and why are you doing this, that we didn’t do our job. I respectfully disagree. It’s not our role” — David Gregory, MSNBC, May 28, 2008. [Link.]
(Well, in his defense, David Gregory has clearly achieved great success by being a cunt.)
Who delivers real job growth? First clue: Not the pro-business GOP.
See: The new Hollywood tragedy. (I don’t care either.)