Saturday, June 16, 2007

How GOP-Fawning Can Chris Matthews Get?
MSNBC "Hardball" host, Chris Matthews, loves George W. Bush, the person. And he loves to remind us that we supposedly "love" George too. Even when Bush's favorable numbers plummet, there's Chris telling us we love George. Does he think that if he says it enough he can make it so?

But Matthews is getting even wackier. In a recent airing of the increasingly pathetic "Hardball," host Chris Matthews gets even flakier than usual. He focuses on the "smells" of possible presidential wannabe Fred Thompson (R-TN. Here's an excerpt:

Does [Fred Thompson] have sex appeal? … Gene, do you think there’s a sex appeal for this guy, this sort of mature, older man, you know? … Can you smell the English leather on this guy, the Aqua Velva, the sort of mature man’s shaving cream, or whatever, you know, after he shaved? Do you smell that sort of — a little bit of cigar smoke? You know, whatever.

Democrats ought to pull the plug on Matthews appearances. With his blatant bend-over-backwards (toward Republicans) behavior, there is no chance of a fair hearing. You can read more about the absurd Matthews discussion at Think Progress here.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Media Watch: NPR's Continued Descent into the Utterly Trivial

Today, NPR's Morning Edition ran stories on such "urgent" news of the day as:

--"Extreme horror films" (such as "Hostel-2" and the "Saw" Movies.
--How an upstart horse ls running the Belmont.
--A Catholic writes about a goddess.
--A team tried to test a pencil manufacturer's claim that a box could transcribe an entire book.
--And my personal un-favorite, the links for how to gamble on whether Tony Soprano will "get whacked" in Sunday's series finale of The Sopranos.

These stories were important because....? This AM's NPR couldn't be more worthless. Meanwhile the world goes on, Americans, even NPR listeners, who sometimes fashion themselves more informed and brighter than the next person, are nearly completely uninformed. The local sister station, NPR Talk, absurdly calls itself "Radio IQ," even as its talk shows are dumbed down and made safe for mis-managers from the Bush administration. Critics are nearly always "balanced" by someone safely from the DLC-type "center." Studies show that those who rely on other than the print word or internet are poorly informed. And they don't get it. NPR and PBS were long ago taken over by the Gingrich "revolution" (translated re-education, or indoctrination). That was over ten years ago. And many folks still put their faith and their money in public radio, our National Propaganda Radio.

Monday, June 04, 2007

McCain Better Think Again

John McCain keeps on showing how incompetent he would be as president. Now he's claimed that Americans will approve the US staying in Iraq for 50 years. Read about it here.