Fox News: Terrorism as Revenue Stream – Innuendo as an Artform

Terror-fi-cation by Innuendo

carefully engineered stream of propaganda that is designed to dissuade the viewer from leaving the confines and comfort of the Fox News family of advertisers.

If you’re a Fox News watcher – you may not realize how severely fact-challenged you’ve become.  In fact,  you may not realize that your opinion isn’t a product of your own cognitive reasoning, but rather the purposeful result of a continuous stream of marketing and mis-information that has been irradiating your psyche with the sole intent of conditioning you to point of addiction to Fox’s “News-like” appearance, although there is no evidence that Fox News actually practices any legitimate journalism.

That is to say, Fox gives the impression of a news organization by featuring some names that have been associated with journalism, but what they deliver is a carefully engineered stream of propaganda that is designed to dissuade the viewer from leaving the confines and comfort of the Fox News family of advertisers.

It’s Not the Viewer’s Fault

with the occasional fact used as a condiment.

The Fox News subliminal drone of ‘Fair & Balanced’ is the equivalent of “The People’s Republic” in the Chinese National handle.  It is an impression, that is to say, it represents what they want one to believe without the pesky inconvenience or risk of actually being rooted in fact.

It is accomplished by giving you implied ownership with slogan’s uttered by professional teleprompter readers or actors posing as journalistic types.  Comments such as, “We’ll be right back – Fox – your balanced news source!”  Graphics carrying similar declarations  precede and end segments and are used as transitional devices for remotes.  When these aren’t useful, continuous screen crawls imbued with the slogans are continuously making their way past one’s consciousness and penetrate the fact / fiction border in the manner of guerrilla warriors taking cover with the occasional fact used as a condiment.

Sean Hannity – Voice of America ?? – Really ??

while the other group is power hammered into believing that the bar has been lowered so much – that anyone can earn 5 Million a year by talking … poop.

If you have ever wondered how Sean Hannity is gainfully employed in broadcast journa-talkism ??  Then you’re not a Fox News addict yet.  But don’t disregard these seemlingly harmless hawker of innuendo and fictionalized fact over which he presides.  He’s extremely effective.  If nothing else, he inspires hope in a flotilla of viewers that are factually lost at sea.  He epitomizes the celebrated demographic delta of morbid curiosity and ‘if he can do it, anyone can do it’ among its customers.  The former pinned to the television to see if Hannity will terminally lodge his foot in is mouth, while the other group is power hammered into believing that the bar has been lowered so much – that anyone can earn 5 Million a year by talking … poop.  And who’s to say this isn’t true in the face of – well – his face on the television and matter of fact cadence of information that as a matter of fact – isn’t constrained by … facts.  Here’s a sample of when Hannity is even ruled to be ‘off-the-rails’ by the inventor of ‘off-the-rails’ politics – Newt Gingrich.

Brit Hume – Inspired by Nigel Bruce

… puppy dog eyes and the beginnings of distinguished jowels, belches the news…

One of the more comical masters of innuendo is noted for trailing off ends of sentences into indiscernable mumblings that may or may not be relevant to the underlying stories.  In memorable yet exceedlingly unimportant newscasts, Hume mystifies the viewer into forgetting that his bitterness and cynicism have merged yielding an automaton who can read commentary as though it were news – and without as much as a flinch – can conclude a barrage of misinformation with a punctiliously crafted – “and that’s the fair and balanced news.”  Not unlike Nigel Bruce’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes’ partner in crime detecting, Dr. John Watson – the mere mention of Brit Hume inspires as autonomic reaction of throat clearing with simultaneous smirk.  It’s really just a matter of conditioning.

Brit Hume, with puppy dog eyes and the beginnings of distinguished jowels, belches the news irrespective of fact, along with the ‘Usual Suspects’ such as Fred Barnes, Juan Williams and the late Tony Snow – all equally capable making the average person hurl their shoes at a television screen.

NeoCons, Bushies and Terror – The Mother Lode of Demographics

…impression of insight, even though it was all military grade … bunk.

Fox News has built an empire by being the pitch team for the shareholders of the current Administration.  Now shareholders are distinct from stakeholders (which would be the rest of us) inasmuch as the shareholders operate on getting a return.  Think of this as institutional advertising for the big picture.

Remember when a few months ago, it was revealed that the Pentagon had on their payroll, retired war-mongers armed with talking-points, that were posing as Network analysts with insight. Fox News launched the venue.  Did you ever wonder why the networks didn’t make a big deal about this obvious scam ??  Simple.   They sought these people in order to be in step with Fox News – who simply chummed the broadcast waters while CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News and the plethora of repackaged versions of the same – begged to have military experts adorn the little boxes on the TV as though every newscast were The Hollywood Squares.  They just coudn’t resist having a retired generals and even colonels, pepper their broadcasts with the impression of insight, even though it was all military grade … bunk.

Bill O’Reilly, Fox & Friends and the other Cartoons

Steve Doocy …  ostensibly in fulfillment of his contract with Fox and we find it a singularly disheartening sell-out of values.

Frankly, Bill O’Reilly is commentary.  From a purely American perspective, this is Free Speech. Which means that there are plenty of others that are making good careers making fun of, writing books about or drawing caricatures of O’Reilly in sufficient abundance, that we’re not going to devote much real estate to him. While personally, we may agree that he is a buffoon – he’s uniquely American inasmuch as he has a huge following of buffoons, much the same way as a light bulb attracts gnats and moths on a summer night.  A man whose oratory skills and intolerable speaking style drives one to truly appreciate closed-captioning.

Steve Doocy, formerly a journalist, decided to abandon the craft for talky-newsy endeavors, despite his education.  This individual may be the most troubling of all the FOX family for a few reasons. First, it is our impression that he is a genuinely nice person that only plays an idiot on TV.  Secondly, he knows better.  He knows what innuendo is and he knows that he’s doing his bit simply for a pay-check.  While it’s great to take care of one’s family and to be gainfully employed – and to that end – this is a family man and good soul – How does he rise each day and shill for a deeply dark abyss of morality, and return to his family with pride?  We have an answer – although not a very nice one – simple greed.  Truly a disappointment.

To be clear, it isn’t our intention to suggest that by not agreeing with our particular point of view constitutes shame.  In fact, we find contention a valuable use of time.  Discussing, even arguing strategy, tactics and better courses for American prosperity and values.  However, we’ve heard the series of barely audible and rarely understandable talking points delivered by Doocy at the required intervals, ostensibly in fulfillment of his contract with Fox and we find it a singularly disheartening sell-out of values.

Wesley Clark v. John McCain : Corporate News Controls the Conversation

Newsmakers

experiencing rush of gratification when our little-talking-head-in-the-box delivers a glancing blow to a loathsome little-talking-head-in-the-box

Remember when the term ‘newsmaker’ adoringly adorned someone that had chinked the tablet of history with an indelible mark?  Whether celebrity outlaw or outlaw celebrity, the term ‘newsmaker’ was a special term that indicated a person that was the object of spinning presses and a whir of news mechanisms including television and radio. It was a word rooted in the association of an event with the person that presided over its occurance.

This is no longer, what modern journalism and info-tainment professionals envision when they speak of ‘newsmakers.’  It seems, they’re now referring to themselves, in fact, they may be collegially referring to others that have scooped with their scripts, or framed a quote; even, edited the perfect sound-bite to create a controversy.  Arguments that do not, in reality, exist but nonetheless arguments that are certain to occupy their customers – who by and large – savor the paint-ball style drive-by news-ish sort of reality kind-of dust-up combative engagement of their politicians.  An electorate that might very well tolerate a conversion of the bicameral legislature to include a venue in both houses that would include cage-fighting.

Of course, with every developing nuance in the tactical execution of the News Business, that is to say, techniques in marketing a product to the public that is ‘news-ish,’  there are detractors. Some are from the marketplace, offended at the artist’s hue in replicating actual events.  Others are from the greater info-tainment body, concerned that their brand is not getting its rightful share of the action in ‘news-ish’ airplay.  That’s when they volunteer to sit in little tiny boxes at various points around the TV screen on other ‘news-ish’ shows – while radio programs do this without the benefit of the little boxes and can’t evoke memories of the Brady Bunch.

The casual observer might think that this is broadening the visibility on the underlying subject matter, but alas, this has nothing to with any particular story, but rather, this is the breeding ground of ‘newsmakers.’ Indeed, this is where the propagation of the species takes place, and we, the viewing public, become the voyeurs at the ‘news-ish’ peep show at a price far more expensive than a few quarters in a slot.  Before long, we are living vicariously through our favorite little-talking-head-in-the-box and actually are drawn to believe a ‘news-ish’ reality and experiencing rush of gratification when our little-talking-head-in-the-box delivers a glancing blow to a loathsome little-talking-head-in-the-box as we shovel some nearly edible, hardly nutritious and fiber-free comestibles down our throats because we’ve been hypnotized by the manufacturers commericals between segments.

Gen. Wesley Clark States the Obvious – How Dare He !!!!!

but why bother clarifying the message when FOX News is going to run with it in the daily talking points

The latest flap has been about Wes Clark’s comments on Sunday in an interview on Face the Nation.  Even Paul Krugman, opinion writer for NYT couldn’t resist a few words about it.  His last words, while predictable, were also on the money.  Why did everyone run for the hills??  Why did they (Obama Campaign) let the info-tainers and the McCain Camp control the ‘news-ish-ness??”  Why are the Democrats so comfortable to jeopardize their obvious lead across all National polls – by fighting among themselves.

Wes Clark simply pointed out that John McCain has been given a pass by the corporate media (who sip his potables, eat at his BBQ, ride the bus, have the doughnuts with him, and he affectionately calls his little jerks) in permitting him to leverage his former career as a Navy fighter pilot, and unfortunate experience as a POW, as worthwhile experience for the job of President.  Perhaps Clark is wrong, perhaps Clark is correct … we’d never know because our ‘news-ish’ info-tainers don’t want to talk about it – but rather want to talk about talking about it.  In the 2 years that we’ve watched John McCain run for President (this latest run that is) we’ve not seen this obvious question raised.  Why??  Because, in an interesting way, the silence has been bought and paid for by countless doughnuts, dinners and dry wine; the resulting denouement being a detente of sorts. A laconic laissez-faire in which the inner circle of the highest press priests and priestesses have traded truth for access.

This in itself may seem counter-productive to journalism, but, this isn’t journalism.  This is ‘news-ish-ness’, info-tainment and little-talking-heads-in-the-box consumer driven alternative reality corporate media.  That being said, access rules!  Truthiness(tm) is good enough.   Wes Clark?  He’s accessible enough, but why bother clarifying the message when FOX News is going to run with it in the daily talking points, Rush (Roger Ailles) Limbaugh is reporting for duty seeding the clouds for the afternoon and evening storm of little-talking-heads-in-the-box, and the store shelves are loaded with microwaveable cups of food-ish stuff for the masses to consume??

Conversations Controlled for Your Pleasure

  1. George Bush thanks John McCain and Lindsay Graham for supporting the G.I. Bill which they didn’t support at all.  McCain didn’t show up for the bill, however was vociferous in his rejection.  Lindsay Graham voted against it.  Bush lied.  Nary a peep.
  2. Wes Clark is misquoted repeatedly taking attacks not only from the Right malicious machinery but from freaked out Left Wing special interest groups and those afraid of the Right.  The Corporate Media only speaks of Wesley Clark’s comments, and never does any in depth discovery, but rather quotes John McCain in a narcoleptic repertoire discussing his captivity in Viet Nam.
  3. John McCain selects one of the most visible Swift Boat attackers to be on his team after vowing to never use swift boat tactics. Not much about it in Corporate Media … more in the next issue.

KRLA’s Kevin James : The Anatomy of Idiocy – UPDATED

-San Jose California, The Almost Daily Binx; by Binx101,

Overview

This story is brief, because the subject of this story,  Kevin James the quintessential idiot, reveals his essence immediately – out of the gate.  A neocon’s nightmare come true, this ranting imbecile becomes almost uncommunicative and backs himself into a corner by having a conversation with two relatively smart guys, while quoting the Nation’s leading idiot – George Bush.  Additionally, he is deranged.

There is a video below.

Secondly, let’s eliminate any confusion about Kevin James.

It’s not this one:  He’s a successful and funny comedian with a syndicated TV Show under his belt.

Here’s the second rate neocon from LA with less brains than a mailbox and more hate than a junkyard dog

Anatomy 1-2-3

Step One: Accept a Booking to Provide Commentary to Boost Your Ratings

What a mistake if you don’t know what you’re talking about.  Apparently, Mr. James only talks … and has no ability to listen or reason.  He is the absolute epitome of a neocon information puppet.  He opens with a repetitious and unkind tirade about Barack Obama – surprise !!

Step Two:  Lose Your Mind and Keep Talking

It’s incredible, as though he didn’t even understand English.  If this were not live television it would have seemed as though it were a spoof.  He was without self-control and apparently not in possession of a GED from a correspondence school.

Step Three:  Continue to talk over the host

And, continue to prove that you  and the person that hired you should be fired together.  Make sure by the time you’re finished … everyone knows that you are a paid propagandist so that they can begin boycotting KRLA and it’s sponsors.  We are.

Enjoy video by clicking  HERE. Video will open in new window.

Click Here for a different video of Chris Matthews Interview on Countdown Guest Hosted by Rachel Maddow – Fri Night – discussing his views on the greater cause of what occurred on his show with James.

UPDATE:

If you would like to offer your civic minded disdain to KRLA, the highlighted link (in the above article) to KRLA will open to the station’s homepage.

The horizontal bar, about a third of the way across the page has a link to a list of the station’s advertizers.

Clicking on it reveals email links directly to those advertizers.

We encourage you to be heard by sending email to these advertisers and experience the benefit of helping stamp out the terrorism movement of this extreme Right Wing misinformation machine.

It is our opinion that Kevin James is an anti-American terrorist. We strongly believe in the First Amendment and see no better way to fight terrorism than starting at home with these sabbateurs of reason, by letting our collective voices ring louder than their despicable propaganda, and by giving those that pay them a reminder that they have a choice.

Democrats Unite : Rachel Maddow’s Points to Ponder

Talking Heads Disagree with Rachel Maddow at MSNBC – We Don’t

“… at the very least, those stones may be very useful in a battle with the ideologues.”

Everyone saw the stats last night … everyone sees the talking heads drawing up battle plans for next barrage of info-tainment.  While the math is omnipresent, Maddow persisted that Clinton’s game is not over yet.  We think it’s wise to consider her position. There are 3 major points to consider:

  1. Clinton Campaign, significant personal debt to Clinton  – While 5 Million sounds like a drop in the bucket for Hillary – it truly isn’t.  Just start moving the decimal points to place that you feel comfortble with and tell us if you still don’t consider the amount worthy of protecting.  Any thoughts of this being inconsequential are simply ludicrous.  It is noteworthy that most Americans can’t conceive themselves earning that amount of money no less making decisions about that sum.  Nonetheless, its a real issue for Clinton for a number of reasons – not the least of which, is Hillary’s ability to raise money in NY for re-election to the Senate, should that door remain open.
  2. Dropping out to appease party powers is nice talk, but is it politically sound. There are still areas of the Country that haven’t voted yet – does the process now impose Super-delegates before the fact?? What would happen if Barack Obama lost to Hillary Clinton in remaining states – wouldn’t that be a tool for Republicans to further capitalize on divisions in the Democratic Party ??
  3. Should Clinton by forced to drop out further disenfranchising her supporters? We think deals have to be struck and politics at the precinct level needs to be considered. Hillary deciding and being forced by political rainmakers are to entirely different political constellations.  Campaign tactics aside, Hillary Clinton commands a significant political machine and while she has never been our preference, her significant position was crafted with many different stones, and at the very least, those stones may be very useful in a battle with the ideologues.

Battles Ahead with Sinister Forces – Complacency is Deadly

//www.light-to-dark.com

“… into the darkness that the Bush Administration has tricked our Nation into believing is the “good life.”

Remember those ideologues that the Democratic Party is fighting are the ones that hijacked and transformed the Republican Party into a shameful ‘corporatism’ machine that would have impassioned Benito Mussolini to lie prostrate in majesty.  These are truly sinister forces that have gutted our Justice Department; infiltrated administrative departments that have been generally apolitical, into campaign adjuncts.  The State Department has been headed by a political appointee with no diplomatic experience, that further alienated the bulk of the professional diplomatic corps and forced them to chose sides or chose career change.

So while we’re tuning in our TV sets or talking up politics, keep in mind that this battle has just begun.  Let’s treat our embattled with respect and as quickly as we can – prove – that we have learned from history and put the party differences as secondary to our goal.  Secondary to our collective passion for “feel good.”  Secondary to any personal umbrage we may feel for any of the candidates.  We need to move forward with enough momentum to prevent any further backslide into the darkness that the Bush Administration has tricked our Nation into believing is the “good life.”

Maddow was Making a Plea for Propriety

Oringal Political Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt.“… happy-meal of par-boiled platitudes …”

As we could see last night, Maddow was trying to explain the potential mindsets and considerations ahead for the Democratic contenders.  While no one on the set shared her perspective, we feel it was an important one.  We feel it was that of a critical thinker considering the options, alternatives and cause and effect of decisions from this point forward – without the benefit of a large screen display – but by using considerable vision and perception in understanding the sensitivities that motivate the political paradigm.

While she’s relative newcomer to the scene we think she offers a valuable distraction from the happy-meal of par-boiled platitudes and re-statement  that is delivered by the millionaire club of info-tainers (some former journalists.)  We’re very impressed.

(Original Political Artwork in this article are courtesy of Stephen Pitt – Light to Dark – Link Here)

Tim Russert : ‘Misspeaks’ Galore

The following story was written, with the intention of follow-up stories regarding Tim Russert. In all fairness to the very sad and very tragic passing of Mr. Russert on 13 June 2008, we ask readers to keep in mind that this article was critical of what we consider factual misspeaks that were repeated throughout the nomination process and not a critical review of his career or contributions, thereof.   We are deeply saddened by his passing. – 14 June 2008

– 4 May 2008, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx101

As Though it Were

“… only asking the tough questions of the Bush administration when it wasn’t actually news worthy any more.”

Sunday mornings always used to include Meet the Press in our home, long before Russert came to town.  As a kid I started watching it when Lawrence Spivak* hosted it.  About a year ago, long into Russert’s tenure, we have opted to watch it occasionally but mostly not at all.  Today’s lure was Barack Obama.  We’ve watched sporadically in the recent past, but we’re likely to tune in when the show includes those that have distinguished themselves with public service.

MTP lost any value to my family when they lost their spine, their will to exist, their purpose.  We found that most indelibly represented when they began waving the flag and only asking the tough questions of the Bush administration when it wasn’t actually news worthy any more.  In fact, when everyone had caught their breath and worked out their story.

We believed that they were performing – theater, if you will, and we didn’t have the stomach to watch any longer.  We also sold some stocks that were advertising on the show after writing letters to the corporate giants that buoy the show with their institutional ads and not receiving a single reply.  It was the same experience we had with NBC News, so … we took our business elsewhere.  We actually go out of our way to not buy products that are featured on the show – sure – its absurd, but it makes us feel better.

* After publishing this story we learned that Lawrence Spivak passed away on 3 May 2008 – RIP

Russert and Many NBCers Makes Material Misstatements – Routinely

“… the continuous hum of inaccuracy and misleading statements …”

We will presumptively exonerate Rachel Maddow and David Shuster as a matter of principle. Today’s was the one though that gets us crazy.   He’s done it a number of times and some, not all, of his colleagues in the MSNBC cadre do the same thing.  He referred to Barack Obama as a candidate for President.

This is patently untrue.  It may be the wish of these alleged luminaries, but if any political science student made that statement in a paper – they would be looking at a failing grade.  Failing because it decries a greater misunderstanding of our system and its detail.  Something that Russert is allegedly an expert – or why else would he be Washington DC bureau chief.

Barack Obama is competing for the privilege of being the Democratic candidate.  He is not the candidate yet. Plain and simple.  Poly Sci 101. We feel very strongly that the continuous hum of inaccuracy and misleading statements, that sometimes are later edited or amplified, are an enormous disservice to the public good and if not for organizations such as Media Matters, we may never understand the rot in our electorate that these misstatements contribute.

We respectfully submit that as Americans we must demand something different of News Agencies as we do commentators.  This column is commentary.  Tim Russert is the Washington DC Bureau Chief for NBC News.  He should not be permitted ‘misspeaks’ without officially losing his authority to continue to make them.  While we aren’t suggesting a public whipping, we do highly recommend something that would protect the public, no less than a department of health warning on a eatery with one too many cockroaches.

Political Round-up : Lowdown on the High Points

– 3 May 2008, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose,CA; by Binx101

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“… he found the spotlight irresistible and commenced shooting at his feet …”

A group of supporters were still critical of Barack Obama for appearing on FOX News with Chris Wallace on Sunday.  However, it seems that Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the center of a controversy, has managed to steal the ultimate spot light and transform his life’s work into little more than potential recurring characters on future episodes of “South Park,” and possibly America’s newest icon for “insane”.

Reverend Wright, upon accepting Barbara Reynolds’ (a vociferous Clinton supporter) invitation to speak at the National Press Club performed what appeared to be ‘stand-up.’ While he may have thought this was an opportunity to clear his name … he found the spotlight irresistible and commenced shooting at his feet and dancing to avoid injury, thus providing the corporate media with another 60 minutes of material in which to document the Pastor committing professional suicide by becoming a statistic in the National register of  ‘WTF?’

Play It Again Sam …

“… Vieira felt compelled to offer each interrogative with a painful grimace …”

Michelle and Barack Obama also sat for an interview with Meredith Vieira on NBC’s today show.  While the Obamas’ performance was considerate and patient, it is the opinion of The Almost Daily Binx, that a Coffee Vending machine could have performed better than Vieira.   She articulated a script that didn’t account for the Obamas’ complete answers – thus rendering her follow up questions (which she didn’t have the professional chops to edit on the fly) sounding as though she wasn’t listening to the answers she had just been given.

As we understand that Nielsen Demographics insist that this was still well over the relevant IQ average of daytime television viewership – it would have been thoughtful to edit Vieira’s interview by eliminating the redundancy or completely less painful if they had just eliminated Vieira.  We’re still mystified as to why she felt compelled to offer each interrogative with a painful grimace.  Was she emoting the severity of her consternation with answering the same question over and over?

Hillary Chief Strategist at Casting Call

“… McAuliffe lost his mind … screaming thank you … to FOX News …”

Early voting in Indiana appears to be favoring Barack Obama over opponent Hillary McCain Clinton.  Obama is looking for victories in both Indiana and North Carolina in order to completely reverse the effects of McCain’s Clinton’s predicted win recently in Pennsylvania.  It was one day later that Terry McAuliffe lost his mind and began auditioning for FOX News as a paid analyst, presumably as soon as Clinton bows out of the race.  He was last seen screaming thank you to any cameras and microphones in range, to FOX News for their ‘fair and balanced’ coverage of McCain Clinton, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican’s hopeful for Democratic nominee.

The quid pro quo of the ramifications of  lying with dogs was never so apparent as has been the comfort with the McCain Clinton camp in making new allies in the Republican equivalent of the former Soviet Union’s News Agency / Propaganda Network.  Another small omen.

John McCain and Hillary McCain Clinton Sing a Duet

“… their lack of understanding the devastating ramifications of their proposals is merely a glimpse into the future …”

Both presumed Republican Presidential Candidate , and Democratic Nominee contender have again agreed to propose an essentially overt act of typical political distraction, by offering the Nation a small and limited suspension of the national gas surcharge.  This surcharge goes directly to the Department of Transportation super-fund which employs tens of thousands of Americans in pursuit of repairing Interstate routes and transportation infrastructure in all 50 United States.

We believe that that the ‘quick fix’ mentality of both McCain and McCain Clinton would inspire them to recommend a fix that would thrust untold numbers of Americans out of work in order to seem as though they were being assertive in larceny that they proclaim as energy policies.  The shallowness and the lack of depth in their recommendations and their lack of understanding the devastating ramifications of their proposals is merely a glimpse into the future, should either of these political porkers be successful in reaching Presidential office.

Obama – Close the Deal? Journo-tainers Stir the Pot

– 25 April 2008, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx101

“… played into the GOP’s hands by dividing and self-conquering. “

Popular television and cable news Journo-tainer Chris Matthews offered what he considered, solid sage advice for Barack Obama  at the close of Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.  We respectfully submit that Matthews needs to bone up a little on his political science and his reading comprehension.  He proposed that Obama would be taken more seriously if he shifted his conversation to taking on McCain and showing what a fighter he can be, just like Hillary.

We demur, despite Matthews’ popularity as a TV Journo-tainer, we respectfully submit that he’s once again fallen off-the-wagon and is making news instead of commenting on it, by manufacturing facts that aren’t facts.  The Democratic nomination process is still underway and as far as we can see – the divisions in the Democratic Party are causing the actual nomination process to be prolonged while they disenfranchise party supporters and have played into the GOP’s hands by dividing and self-conquering.  Barack Obama needs to take on Hillary in exactly the way he is – and the national figures will still favor him – despite the Clinton propaganda machine and “new math.”

“… drive-by paint-ball currently passing for journalism”

Obama isn’t Hillary, and apparently he does not find her style appealing or helpful.  However, we are certain, that if Hillary had determined that Obama’s style, as it were, could be helpful, she’d drop the screeching and nervous laugh and be enrolled in “cool” lessons faster than she was just heard invoking “Noth Caylina,” with her newly re-polished Pennsylvanian, New Yorkish, Ohioan, Arkansan drawl.

Matthews further conflated the facts when suggested that there were three(3) people running for President.  While we acknowledge the corporate Media elite (pardon the expression) would be gleeful for such an opportunity, the simple fact remains that the only person currently running for president – is John McCain.  The Democratic opponent has yet to be determined.  While a three (3) person race might be the corporate journo-tainers’ equivalent of a big-game safari, fully stocked with drugged animals for them to shoot it remains impossible.  For the time being  we’ll continue to suffer the drive-by paint-ball currently passing for journalism. (We do concede that Matthews certainly does understand but struggles to present the facts cogently in fulfillment of his corporate obligation to provide a boat load of fans and carloads of manure in which to hit them.)

“Obama, has not wavered very far from his message of hope.”

Barack Obama is not running for President.  He’s running to be the Democratic nominee.  There is a considerable difference in the latitude provided under the pretense of each.  There is limited opportunity to challenge John McCain while he’s seeking the nomination.  His opponent is Hillary Clinton.  She’s chosen to go for the nomination in what we consider,  the politics of the darkest Democratic past.  Obama, has not wavered very far from his message of hope.

Hillary Clinton has mocked hope as a dementia of the masses, mere wishful thinking and promised hard fisted fighting.  Barack Obama has repeated that citizens will make the difference and their involvement, while Hillary has either mocked his words or opted to incorporate them as needed.  Hillary has a huge corporate machine and Obama has a political machine that ostensibly has risen from grass roots humble beginnings

“Hillary never fails to deliver a completely balanced assortment of demographically nutritious emotions …”

One Clinton characteristic that is amplified by the lengthened primary is that she is by far a reliable and predictable pit-bull of political ambition.  Her focus is unwavering, her ability to attack and fight is admirable.  Admirable in the sense of a guard-dog, but not particularly admirable in the sense of one who is required to pilot a ship of State. One that is admirable in the sense of performing the same trick in a reliable fashion, but not particularly admirable in the ability to represent sensibilities of the shamefully abused middle-class that has been all but stomped out of existence. Stomped that is by the destructive and distracting politics that the Clinton once shunned, but now embraces.

Her demeanor is reflective of the task.  In small community settings she is soft and even lachrymal, yet when counted on to deliver a forceful message she can be Stalinesque, particularly in her gesticulation  and hand gesturing to the Heavens with authority.  Sometimes, listening to her range of emotions, we are carried off in thought to fond memories of the High School Drama Club’s endless hours in preparation of Thurber Carnival.  If nothing else, a mixed bag of emotion as  Hillary never fails to deliver a completely balanced assortment of demographically nutritious emotions selected by the Madame and her Maitres De campaign.

“While their … political affiliation is the same, their leadership style  … from this point is likely to be incredibly divergent. “

Conversely, Obama is generally consistent, but unless he’s delivering a speech that will carry 27 news cycles, the Journo-tainers are crushed.  Take the recent PA Primary concession speech.  In what period of time, in what election has any candidate been criticized for a concession speech being lack-luster?  That’s precisely the consensus the corporate media agreed to this past week.  Hillary, was covered in laissez-faire splendor even though her speech contained at least a dozen factual misrepresentations.  Hey, we’re just paraphrasing Pat Buchanan or Howard Fineman, and it isn’t limited to them.  These are no longer solely Journo-tainers, they have become political theatre critics commenting on what we can only imagine they perceive as fiction.

Chris Matthews’ and his colleagues (with the exceptions of Eugene Robinson and Rachel Maddow)  seem unclear that most of America sees Barack Obama as running against Hillary Clinton for the nomination.  While their general political affiliation is the same, their leadership style and ultimate direction from this point is likely to be incredibly divergent.  The differences in health care is minimal, but these are health care programs that were meant to familiarize the public with theory.  There is no health plan yet. Certainly not one that’s ready to be published, yet they talk about the differences in Health plans that are nothing more than smoke right now and simply meant to pass election muster.  While we have great affection for the Edwardses, they aren’t helping right now.   There is a Democratic primary going on, and while time may be of the essence, they were instructed to sit this round out by the electorate.