My Friend Mike Slater Made Shuster Roll His Eyes

March 16, 2010

It was awesome. Local radio talk show host and  good friend, Mike Slater,  has a new gig on MSNBC of all places. He is blessed with the opportunity to put up with total douche-bag, David Shuster once a week. Yep, every Monday, Slater  goes on Shuster’s “Showdown” and debates various issues. It’s a tough job, but I guess someone has got to do it.

Here is the video of yesterday’s debate on healthcare.

Given the circumstances you were under, Slater, you were awesome. Kudos! And keep it up. I now have a reason to watch Shuster’s show, at least once a week for about 5 minutes.

-Johanna

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MSNBC Disgustoids Lying About Sarah Again- So, Where’s Jon Stewart?

November 13, 2009

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I saw this video on Hot Air of Sarah Palin, and once again am floored by the absolute disgusting treatment of her, even though at this point, I shouldn’t be surprised. Whatever your personal feelings are about the former governor, you have to agree that the level of harassment and disrespect by the media towards her has hit catastrophic proportions. And this video is no different. The treatment of her is dishonest, disgraceful, and of course it’s a horrible double standard. For example, just last week Hannity aired incorrect footage of the Anti-Health Care rally that took place in Washington DC.  Jon Stewart immediately pointed it out, which he should, and  Hannity did the right thing and apologized, which HE should.  So where’s this going? In this appalling MSNBC video, they show doctored pictures of Sarah Palin’s head on other female’s bodies wearing very little clothing while they proceed to poke fun of her and berate her. So where’s John Stewart on this one I wonder? And will MSNBC apologize for the use of its disparaging pictures? Heh, what do you think?

-Hannaloves27


The War on Fox

October 19, 2009

by Andrea Burke

Van Jones was the first, but the recent war began here:

But did you read the other side of the story?

“But it’s not just Dunn, a Democrat, who has used Mao as someone she reads.

Media Matters for America, a liberal media watchdog group, points out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, also a Fox News contributor, quoted Mao in a 1995 Roll Call profile.

“War is politics with blood; politics is war without blood,” Gingrich said, citing Mao.

Karl Rove, another Fox News contributor, wrote in a December 2008 Wall Street Journal op-ed that President Bush “‘encouraged me to read a Mao biography.'”

Oh loyal Beck Czars, I can already hear you yelling, “We’re not talking about any one else, we’re talking about Dunn!”

But why? I’ve heard this argument so often in the past few months.

Whoopi Goldberg used it on resident Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the view Monday morning. (the clip isn’t up yet, but when it is, I’ll post it. Basically, they discussed Fox News Vs. The White House and Hasselbeck brought up that all the other news networks- MSNBC, CNN- cover opinions more than news, just like Fox News. Whoopi said they weren’t talking about anyone else, just Fox.)

Michelle Malkin used the same arguement when she was on the view:

Malkin says she doesn’t believe in moral justification through comparing, and I agree. YOU can’t point to someone else, say “they did it first” and get away with something despicable, but at the same time, facts apply.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there are 2 sides to every story. I do believe Fox News has veered away from the “News” part, but Elisabeth is right, CNN and MSNBC are guilty of the very same thing. And that should be relavant.

As should Dunn’s intention- she was obviously making a sarcastic statement when she said Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa were her “favorite political strategists”, (even if you didn’t know who Mao Tse-tung was, Mother Teresa was obviously not political), but Beck uses it as fact, even though he knows that people he probably respects, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich, FOX CONTRIBUTORS, have quoted the same guy.

Facts apply, no matter what particular discussion is on the table.

And Dear White House, please don’t give attention to the mud-slinging. It’s tempting to get defensive, but please be above going to war with Fox News. Concentrate on one of the 2 wars we need to bring to a close.


The Glenn Beck project

September 6, 2009

I don’t watch Fox News or MSNBC or CNN. I don’t watch cable “news” networks because the channels are full of self-proclaimed entertainers, not journalists.

However, this week, I’m going to open my heart and mind to Glenn Beck. I’ve listened to snipets of his show, seen some clips on youtube, heard his rant on that caller

But other than that, I don’t really know anything else about him and don’t have any opinions about him. Here’s his chance to get one more viewer. I’ll be listening to his radio show, watching his TV show on Fox, and reading his book “Common Sense.” If I have enough to write about with just his TV/radio shows, I’ll save the book for the next week.

This whole thing kicks off Monday, if he’s working the holiday, if not Tuesday. Watch for my first post then.