Wednesday, April 21, 2010

These Libs Lid Ed Are Out Of Control

America The Angry

Although it’s equally likely that they took Deutsch off the air just because he’s annoying and not very good. I especially like how he moderates a discussion about anger in America by raising his voice and commanding people to stop talking.
Deutsch was supposed to guest-host for David Shuster (remember him?) all week, but the NYT’s Media Decoder says:
A weeklong anchoring stint on MSNBC by Donny Deutsch ended abruptly on Wednesday, and four people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention of that channel’s No. 1 anchor, Keith Olbermann, a day earlier…
The four people briefed on MSNBC’s decision said Mr. Olbermann’s anger about the segment prompted the cancellation of the weeklong “America the Angry” series.
If you think it’s kind of ironic to get pissed off about being called angry, you’re wrong!!!
In a reply to an e-mail message from The New York Times, Mr. Olbermann said: “Your account is entirely untrue. Your e-mail is the first I am hearing of any of this. What I know of what happened is this: Phil Griffin phoned me yesterday enraged at what was on that show and I didn’t disagree with him.” Mr. Griffin is the president of MSNBC.
How dare you call him angry? Maybe you’re the one who’s angry, ever thing of that? Huh?
Olbermann is off the rest of the week for a routine colonoscopy. At press time, it was undetermined how this will differ from his nightly show.
(Hat tip: Hot Air)
P.S. Mike Riggs says, “Mr. Olbermann has a very fascinating history of acting like a petulant child.” They don’t call Olby “Bathtub Boy” for nothin’!

Bruce Fealk Gets It From Another Political Activist

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Is Your Opinion On This Video?

Regardless of your opinion of DADT, what you’re about to watch is… not even remotely surprising, really.

The media was pushed back from Lafayette Park to keep them from filming a protest against DADT: true. But it could have been anything. DADT, the GWOT, rampaging deficits, ballooning unemployment, religious fundamentalism masquerading as global warming, the general expansion of the nanny state… it doesn’t matter. The White House didn’t want it filmed, so it didn’t get filmed. And the media got caught up in the implacable bum’s rush away from the scene of the dissent. I really loved the bit about halfway through, when some generic media guy complains on his phone: “It’s one thing if they push the public back, but not to let the media film is just ridiculous.” No, it’s not. It makes perfect sense, considering that the administration neither respects the media on a fundamental level, nor expects the media to ever do anything in response to slights.
And, really: is the Obama administration wrong? How can anyone who lacks self-respect expect others to respect him? What do you think about what has become of our country in such a short time?