Archive for April 7, 2010
BREAKING NEWS (per Fox, below): “Air Marshals Reportedly Stop ‘Shoe Bomb’ Attempt on Jet from D.C. to Denver.”
So why isn’t Fox going to breathless, hyperventilating wall-to-wall BREAKING NEWS, this is a FOX NEWS ALERT-type stuff?
UPDATE: Could it be because the “suspect” turns out to be a Qatari ($$oil$$) diplomat?
From David Corn:
Don’t get it? Here’s a hint.
Rupert Murdoch attended a gig at the National Press Club last night. During the Q & A he was asked to name a single Democrat who worked for Fox. After a long pause, he threw out Greta Van Susteren’s name:
She doesn’t do many political stories. She is just a great journalist… but people who have been involved in Democratic politics and so on, yeah we have people…
You know, Murdoch is spot on. Van Susteren “doesn’t do many political stories” when Republicans are in office. Back in 2007, “The Words ‘Libby Trial’ Never Pass Van Susteren’s Lips.“
Rush Limbaugh today: “What are we doing having relationships with the Muslim world, anyway?”
My local (Denver) NBC station — 9News — just went to a break with this promo: “Is the market rising too fast?”
Gosh golly gee. I don’t ever remember hearing a comment like that when the Bush administration was in power (and the financial crisis we’re experiencing right now was on the boil).
Chris Matthews on Hardball tonight, commenting on this: “I was absolutely dazzled by Michele Bachmann’s development.”
I think the guy was having an orgasm right there on the set.
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has been flirting with a run for the senate from Louisiana for as long as I can remember, thought that the GOP’s decision to party at the Voyeur night club in Los Angeles was such a great idea, she switched parties:
“While this decision has not been an easy one, recent events regarding Republican National Committee fundraising at Voyeur, an L.A.-based lesbian bondage-themed nightclub, finally tipped the scales,” she said in a statement. “For me, this spirit can be summed up in the RNC’s investment of donor funds at Voyeur. As someone who has worked extensively in both the club and film side of the adult entertainment industry, I know from experience that a mere $1,900 outlay at a club with the reputation of Voyeur is a clear indication of a frugal investment with a keen eye toward maximum return.”
She added: “As is the case with so many of my fellow Louisianans, I have been a registered Democrat throughout my life. But now I cannot help but recognize that over time my libertarian values regarding both money and sex and the legal use of one for the other [are] now best espoused by the Republican Party.”
So woohoo! The GOP is now the party of porn stars!!