This is so hilarious! As someone who has stood at Tea Parties with people of all persuasions and I am gay myself, I found this to be the perfect smack down of the idiots on BSNBC.
This morning as I was flipping through the channels I came upon this gem of a show. Actually, every so often I check MSNBC to make sure that I am being accurate when I describe it as a left-wing Obama shilling biased piece of *bleep* network. I am still being accurate in that description. About five minutes into the show, David Shuster who was filling in for Olberdork interviewed Dan Gross of Newsweek about the tea parties taking place around the country. The video can be seen here. Get out yourduct tape and read the following excerpts:
Shuster talked about the tea parties being “fluffed” by Fox News. He also pointed out that “more of these things are supposedly unfolding…” He continued by dogging the Washington D.C. party because Alan Keyes would be speaking there. Shuster pointed out he was a failed presidential campaigner. Shuster said, “The Republican groups behind this alledged movement… and the people ginning up the most planning for these movements work at Fox News.”
For this biased creep’s information – and so he can accurately report the facts in the future – no Republican group has anything to do with this. This is non-partisan. We spoke against both parties at the Orlando party on March 21st. We’re sick of our government, period. And Fox News has indeed jumped on the bandwagon, but that is the point: they joined us, not the other way around. As a matter of fact, Glenn Beck was asked to be a keynote speaker at the Alamo Tea Party and he has decided to just be a part of the crowd so the focus is not on him.
Dan Gross called this movement “astroturf which is the opposite of grassroots. Grassroots grows from the bottom up while astroturf comes from Washington conference rooms.” I would say the lying was unbelievable if it were not that this schmuck writes for Newsweek. Shuster asked who these protestors were and Gross replied we’re people against the bailouts, TARP, AIG bailout – the things that Bush did. Was this suppose to offend us? Yes, that is the point! We’re mad at both parties – they just proved our argument.
When Gross was asked what we stand for, it was that we are against raising taxes and Shuster replied basically “for things that aggravate the situation.” And then Shuster threw out this Obama talking point: “It’s the government only that can really inject money into the economy [at this time].” Unbelievable!
PUT THE DUCT TAPE ON NOW!!! WARNING!!!!
Then Shuster asked Gross how the President should handle the tea parties. Should he “ignore them, speak past them or counter them?” Gross said that Obama should ignore them. DO YOU NOTICE THE MISSING OPTION: LISTEN!!!!!! How about the President listen to the people who he is leading? How about that for a “change”?
The great thing about this report though makes MSNBC look even more moronic then it already is and that is the fact that they ran this report. I mean if this was some little movement that was “supposedly” going on that held no significance, then why are they even covering it and particularly in a pre-emptive fashion doing the report before the Tax Day Tea Parties? Oh my, they are shaking in their $1,000 shoes.
We already know that Keith Olbermann is in the tank for Barack Obama, but I had no idea that he was part of Obama’s campaign staff – unpaid advisor I guess. Olbermann was interviewing Obama on Monday and gave him this advice:
OLBERMANN: “To something from your own convention, maybe the most compelling moment of your acceptance speech in Denver was that one strongly voiced word, “enough.” A lot of people who have felt angry about what has been done to this country in the last seven or eight years have that same sense of urgency and simplicity to it. Have you thought of using on the campaign trail and in your speaking engagements, more exclamation points? Have you thought of getting angrier?”
So today, Obama once again finds himself having to explain a gaffe. I have given him the benefit of the doubt on the “lipstick on a pig comment”. I think he has such horrible judgement that the thought never occurred to him that people would infer – on both sides of the campaign – he meant the comment towards Sarah Palin. He didn’t apologize for the comment even though it was taken as a cut to Palin. Instead he went back to what Olbermann told him to do and said this:
OBAMA: “Enough! I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swiftboat politics. Enough is enough!”
I added the exclamation marks myself because Obama forgot the advice from Olbermann to get angrier. He said the above in his usual monotone and without stutters as he read the prepared statement from a paper on his podium. He is catching on that he can’t swing from the hip without sounding like a moron. It only took him a few months. Obama also said this was a made up controversy that takes away from the people and that we should be dealing with issues. Is that why they harangued McCain about his houses and lobbyists and why they are attacking Sarah Palin on a personal level? Yeah, that Obama just wants to stick to the issues.
Sarah should have come out today and whipped on some lipstick as she said, “Well, this little piggy wants to talk about energy policies.”
It was only a matter of time before NBC finally admitted that their dysfunctional family of liberal bias was no longer working for them. Last place in convention coverage was what it took to wake up their senior management. You see, America can handle a little lean to the left now and then, but NBC full on fell to the left. There is freedom of the press in America, so they can report news any way that they want and we then have the freedom to criticize and not watch, which is exactly what viewers are doing. I’m sure media executives for NBC appreciated hearing “N-B-C” chanted from the GOP convention floor when Sarah Palin spoke about the Washington elite and the media. They weren’t fooling anybody. It didn’t help that Chris Matthews and, especially, Keith Olbermann stopped trying to hide their bias.
MSNBC’s website says, “The tipping point appears to have come during the GOP convention when Olbermann criticized MSNBC for showing a Sept. 11-themed video prepared by the Republicans.” Not exactly a topic that Americans are insensitive about. And Olbermann had this to say when Pat Buchanan pointed out how thrilled people were with the Sarah Palin choice, “Those reading US Weekly with the picture of her and her youngest daughter with the word ‘scandal’ written across it won’t be so happy.” Most people in the know realize that the US Weekly story had only half facts, as pointed out in a heated exchange between Megyn Kelly of FOX News and the editor of US Weekly, and that that editor has donated heavily to Obama’s campaign.
So Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann have been sent back to their commentator chairs where they belong and where they can discuss various tingles in their legs. I never understood why NBC had these two jokers as political anchors anyway. On the rare occassion that I caught them anchoring during political coverage, Keith Olbermann would talk over and dismiss Tim Russert as if Tim was some novice who didn’t belong and that people really wanted Keith. He could have learned a whole lot from a guy like Russert who never displayed his bias.
I still think NBC is on a slow learning curve though. They have so few good people out there, that they had to call Tom Brokaw out of retirement for Meet The Press. And David Gregory will now be serving as political anchor. Gregory is better at hiding his bias, but make no mistake, he is very liberal. Tonight Olbermann airs an interview he conducted with Barack Obama. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News airs part two of his interview with Obama. I wonder who will come out on top – as if Olbermann is competition for anybody. Keith, you blowhard, now you know – nobody cares what you think Mr. World’s Worst Person Anchor.
I watched and listened intently as Obama stammered his way through responses to Keith Olbermann’s usual softball questions. I couldn’t help but notice the strategically placed poster in the background to the right emblazoned with the word “Change” and obviously highlighted by some kind of lighting that wasn’t in the picture. And there certainly was change for Obama today. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright stepped down as spiritual advisor to Obama’s campaign, not because Obama asked him to, but because he had retired from the pulpit anyway and so it was time for him to move on. Obama said that he repudiated what the man said, but not the man himself. And then with a straight face said that he did not recall hearing any “incendiary language personally when he attended the church”. We are suppose to believe that in 20 years of church going, the three times that the Reverend was recorded denouncing America and being completely vile, Obama was not in attendance and that those are the only times these things were said?! Give me a break. Be an agent of true change, Obama, and don’t tell fibs like the rest of the politicians. A commentator told Olbermann that this was not a nuclear hit to the Obama campaign. My how out of touch the media is. They only now picked up on a story that already made the rounds on the internet and radio months and months ago. This was a huge hit. Obama doesn’t think there should be guilt by association here. Note to Obama: You sat in the man’s pew for 20 years, you let him marry you to Michelle, you let him baptize your children and you took his tapes to college with you. This man was your spiritual advisor. Even if not guilty by association, you have shown horrible judgement. And we’re suppose to trust you with America!?