The FOX Tea Party – Right Wing Extremists Gone Wild

Tea Party - Owned and Operated by FOX

Tea Party - Owned and Operated by FOX

Fools Rush In

Are you amazed?  Are you stunned?  Are you able to wrap any thought around the fact that Americans, after permitting the eight years of ideologues to dismantle the Constitution, shred the Bill of Rights and throw civil liberties somewhere in the pre-Magna Carta time-line – would rally in these tea parties?

Now one must understand that almost every single one of the people engaging in these protests have done so at the urging of some influencial figure. They are unhappy and are exercising their right to protest.   It could be anyone, but mostly it was the National promotion by the entire FOX broadcast flotilla of jetsam that has actually sponsored this activity.  Nonetheless, FOX cannot be blamed for the fact that these pockets of dissidents are the ideal dissidents if you must have dissidents; simply because, they are acting against their own best interests.  According to the US GAO, the tax burden of most Americans will be reduced by the current Administrations actions.  That’s right – 95% of American taxpayers receive tax relief under the new plan.  But those are just facts.  This isn’t about facts.  This is about mass hypnosis.

The Usual Suspects

Gingrich - Never at a loss for words even when alone.

Gingrich - Never at a loss for words even when alone.

Gingrich, formerly King-of-the-Hill; presently, disgraced former House Speaker rants about the organic and spontaneous Tea Party.  What he omitted was the fact that the Tea Party concept was adopted by the Neo-Con loyalists with the intent of getting in the news … period.    FOX News Corps unrestrained grip on masses of uninformed and mal informed Americans is staggering , and Gingrich, as a bench player for  FOX news saw not only task but the potential to grab headlines.

hannity_coulter1“Nattering Nabobs of Negativity”

Singing back-up for Gingrich on the FOX broadcast monopoly are Jingo Singers Hannity and Coulter.  Hannity even went as far as to travel to Atlanta to host and further align himself with the misguided but highly touted tea party.

But what was the draw?  Certainly protest is the bedrock of Democracy so why the ridiculous and ineffective execution of a Nationally teleported uprising ?  Simple, it was an uprising of people who are unhappy – and were led by the nose and spirit to stand and protest a rise in taxes that will not effect them – so actually, it was more of  a magic show than it was a protest.  And so the tea-party might have better been described as FOX News – Masters of Illusion.

Nothing to See Here … Move Along

Now that's a tea party !!

Now that's a tea party !!

Not to mention the ill advised use of the term tea-bagging as muted laughter could be heard across the nation – but the fact that there was nothing to hear, nothing to see, no ideas bing advanced that could be used to educate or inspire a reasoned discourse truly contributes to the lampooning this misguided and ineffective protest has spawned.  Futher it is encouraged by The Lost – the lost Neo-Cons that are still roaming the halls of Congress, FOX News and 1000’s of radio outlets across the world while further soiling themselves and the landscape – figuratively and literally.

The Right Continues to Get It Wrong

by V.A. Caminiti, The Almost Daily Binx
US Senator James Inhofe - R-OK

US Senator James Inhofe - R-OK

Enough Inhofe

Don’t believe for second that the criticism launched by Sen. Inhofe while standing on foreign soil against sitting US President Barack Obama was an gaffe.  However, consider it not only an act of enormous un-American tenor; but also revealing of the desperation and reckless mindset of the humanoid debris still remaining in the US Congress.  It was a breath-taking display of disrespect for Americans by another of the  Rush Limbaugh suck-up Pol-stitutes.

These despicable acts are not acts of free-speech.  Free-speech is protected under our Constitution.  These are acts, that anyone with modicum of civics understands, are historically treasonous in and at another time were punishable by extreme methods.

Even an apology shouldn’t preclude the citizens of Oklahoma calling for ‘Senator-for-Hire’ Inhofe to cease representing them in the US Senate.  This the man that helped dismantle the US Interior Department and assisted in converting it to a petroleum company lobbying lounge for the Bush Administration.  A grossly uninformed zealot that joked about the climate change on the floor of the Senate and is quoted numerous times at odds with what is customarily considered sanity.

Hannity – Insanity

Sean Hannity - Fox Info-tainer

Sean Hannity - Fox Info-tainer

As though they needed cheerleaders, Inhofe and his ilk have a line up of unsavory characters that have come from the Roger Ailes school of  ‘Rile-the-Mouth-Breathers’ which is championed by the likes of Sean Hannity.  His rantings on radio and television are the mating call of terminally mis-informed.  Routinely, and I say this with all due deference and whatever respect is possible, he lies.  Not little fibby lies.  Huge lies.  His latest was probably the source of Inhofe’s anti-American tirade, by claiming that President Obama had decimated the military budget, when in fact the military budget in the new administration’s work with Sec’y Gates, increases military spending by4%.

By simply omitting the facts and replacing with figments of their imagination, Inhofe and buddy Hannity are able to get the knuckle draggers who listen to them to begin objecting.  And, as anyone who understands disruption messaging – that’s all the want.  You understand, right?  This is a marketing practice and propaganda tool – not random mistakes or gaffes.  It’s all connected to the same thing that Eric Cantor is implementing on the floor of the House of Representatives.  Disruption to serve the Party. Sound kind of Orwellian ?  It is.

It doesn’t matter if Inhofe or Hannity are your relatives. It certainly doesn’t matter to Newt Gingrich’s sister who has routinely called him out for his purposeful lies routinely.  These are not good guys.  They are hired guns of the Right – the extreme right.

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.

Obama Climbing Mount Pennsylvania Despite Detractors

– 26 Mar 08, San Jose, CA; The Almost Daily Binx; by Binx101

Obama Campaigning – Always Challenging, Rarely Negative

“Lou Dobbs  … incinuated … Obama … encouraging ethno-centric divisions….”

The revolution of news cycles has finally slowed to a hum following a tire screaching return from the Easter break.  The brief respite has inspired the following lexicon:

  1. PUNDIT: Often and irritatingly mispronounced ‘PUN-DINT,’ refers to political analysts,  in common usage.  It’s origin is considered to be English language use in Colonial India and refera to a native Indian guide trained in observing the far-off frontiers and near inaccessible landscape and delivering cogent observations of the same to authorities.  We consider that many of today’s political pundits have beendobbs2.jpg visiting far off lands where they have become deluded into believing they are legitimate journalists and their fictional observations of utmost importance to the American Public.    Lou Dobbs comes to mind, as he has incinuated that Barack Obama is pandering to Mexican Americans and encouraging ethno-centric divisions in the voting population because he received the endorsement of Bill Richardson.  He further suggested that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Obama and subsequent words in Spanish, was divisive and somehow un-American; because it hails divisions in our society (by Democrats) which leads us to our next word.
  2. Psychotropics: Pharmaceuticals that can not only perform incredible feats for shareholders, but occasionally can transport a severely suffering patient from despair to the safety of common sense and reason. Often the only life-line to uselfulness for some.
  3. Great Wall of China:  The polar opposite of the Statue of Liberty – but we digress.

Barak Obama and Bill Richardson have not responded to Lou Dobb’s assertions, or rather, incinuations that thier bridge building and very well received rally was a derisive and divisive.  However, Air America’s Sam Seder, not only provided sufficient clips of Dobb’s broadcast but also very worthwhile commentary while filling in for Randi Rhodes on 25 Mar 08.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania and North Carolina Polling Indicate Upward Trends for Obama

“…  an impassioned speech …  singularly symbolic of American Patriotism.”

Despite Lou Dobb’s odd observation of the Richardson endorsement, it is apparent that richardson_obama.jpgthe brief Easter respite has revealed a positve assessment by the electorate of Sen. Obama’s handling of Reverend Wright’s provocative comments. Although Wright’s words and a montage of his most controversial comments were on a near continuous loop throughout corporate media broadcast assets. Obama never cried foul, never claimed “shame on you”and instead gave an impassioned speech, that if nothing else, was singularly symbolic of American Patriotism.

Polling results and a good story were available today and can be viewed at 411mani.com here. They are particularly interesting results since the Obama campaign hasn’t even begun their actual campaign strategy in Pennsylvania.

Pundits Gone Wild

“… Brian Kilmeade walked off the set of Fox …”

Pundits were covering the gamut last week en masse.  It included everything from wallace.jpgkilmeade.jpgdeclaring an end to the Obama’s campaign to FOX News broadcast face-offs because of objections by other Fox news personalities. Uncomfortable with fellow info-tainers harsh and somewhat inappropriate commentary on the matter, Brian Kilmeade walked off the set of Fox and Friends, and was followed by Chris Wallace offering some further criticism of  Obama-bashing co-hosts Steve Doocey and Gretchen Carlson.

We think Obama has touched many more Americans, than the polls accurately reveal, or that Clinton campaign leadership calculated.  Pennsylvania may in fact, be much more contentious than Ed Rendell or other Clinton supporters realized and could very likely be both the defining and ultimately unifying stage for the party in order to address the Republican campaign distortions of John McCain.

Barack, Hillary and the Ugly America the Press Loves

-13 Mar 08, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA, by Binx101

Ferraro, Wright and Wrong (And Crazy Uncle Nunzio)

Ferraro

 “… she’s handling her embarrassment in a profoundly unflattering way…”

Geraldine Ferraro shot off her mouth, whether contextually correct or incorrect, she has to account for her words.  Whether that means she gets more speaking engagments or less club dates at the AEI Speakers Bureau, we can’t say.  But we can say that any press is gferraro.jpggood press if you talk for a buck, and among other things – she does.  All of her comments were said in broad daylight – not on a dark muddy country road.

We don’t agree with her sentiment or her insistence that she’s being unduly targeted.  that she’s handling her embarrassment in a profoundly unflattering way is her own doing and product of her personality.  She’s decided to defend her awkward and very obscure metaphor instead of simply saying – I meant no offense and didn’t really express myself the way one would expect a ‘Paid Professional Speaker.  Anyone that thinks Geraldine Ferraro deserves to called a racist is way off.  That here words could be considered racist and offensive is another matter.  Politics, her dangerous profession of choice, provided the venue for misunderstanding.  We think she should have known better and simply sit down and take a brief time out.  She’s now a liability to all Americans because her words are being broadcast all over the world as Ugly America.

Wright

“… the headline is actually uglier than the story…”

Reverend Wright also talks for a buck – so to speak.  You can call it a lot of things, and one can give all the money away – but talking for a buck is still talking for a buck.  Brian Ross’s ABC Investigative Team “uncovered” this story from broad daylight.   Rev. Wright echoed partly the sentiments of over 60% of Americans.  CNN is covering , FOX will do their thing, as will the NYT, Wall Street Journal and anything else that will turn a buck. Bloomberg will be in there and then Time and Newsweek will bat clean-up. Sure, the headline that ABC used were infact his words, but so were Marc Antony’s when he said “Brutus is an honorable man.wright”  We think it was already controversial and risky that he opted to preach with a profound negative.  Nonetheless, it was his decision.

What is more disturbing is that the headline is actually uglier than the story – and that’s what puts the pizzazz, the smack, the sizzle in the story.  Our guess is that Brian Ross had nothing to do with the title.  The story itself is very fair – but the editor or editors that selected the title -that’s how you get news profits.  Nonetheless, the Reverend needs to take a lesson from the ‘Ferraro v. Ego’ bout and just take a time out.  Is it possible?  We don’t know. What we do know is that Democrats – single handedly, have just handed the Bloated Right Wing Hate machine enough material for the next month of broadcasts.  C’est la D!

Wrong

“… Olbermann did one of those overreactions last night … “

We think that the continous overreaction is fruitless.  Sure, someone says something olbermann.jpgagainst our ‘choice’ and we’re all noise and shaking fists. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann did one of those overreactions last night on his broadcast at ‘Countdown.’   At the risk of annoying the Olbermann fans – his commentary was pure nonsense and further support of the corporate media’s love affair with the Bloodsport of Politics.   It just jumps into the game as defined by the opposition.  This hyper-emotional display in place of intellectual analysis and reasoned discourse is submission to the business of hate – not enlightenment.

This is not a discussion about the shredding of the American Constitution, this is one of the Freedoms of the American Constitution – a free election with all it’s strengths and weaknesses.  This is not about the coup of our White House and the leaders selling the furniture to foreign governments – this is about Americans trying to get to the White House to take back our government.  Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama are going to be the Democratic nominee for President.  We think you should keep that in mind and not drag either of them down the rabbit hole.  The fight is ugly enough.

Crazy Uncle Nunzio on Keith Olbermann

“… you lose your perspective and become a meaninglsess brawler !”

“Hey Olbermann, you’re a smart kid – Bring back the intellectual commentary please? Rise above the smoke an tell us what’s happening … don’t roll up your sleeves and start swinging with the rest of them – you lose your perspective and become a meaninglsess brawler !  There’s plenty of volunteers for that game.”

Uncle Nunzio knows.  He’s a big fan.  He catches all your grammatical errors, malapropisms and loves the way you want to be an intellectual newsman.

He says, “Being a newsman means more than just using a line from Edward R. Morrow!  You’ve got to lose that expression on your face like your mother made you eat the brussells sprouts.  Then get that feeling out of your gut.”  He continued, ” You can give your opinion without a tantrum.  You’re playing their game – not yours.   Play your game.  Keep at it kid !”

Michelle Obama Comments: Shamefully Edited by FOX NEWS

There’s no simple way to state this at all. It is apparent that Fox News purposefully edited Michelle Obama’s comments in order to create a controversy that just didn’t exist. Mrs. Obama was remarking how the events of recent past – including her husband as nominee – for the first time in her life she was ‘really’ proud of her country. Well, by simply eliminating the word ‘really’ – which is clear on the original – they created a fervor of strawmen among the Right Wing Camps all over the country.