Lou Dobbs CNN Crew: The Magpies of Media

The journo-tainment industry may not be factually relevant or inspire an intellectual curiosity … but it sure does sell soap powder and create a compulsion to stay tuned.  After all, when Lou Dobbs says he will be right back to smirk about how pathetic Congress is … right after the toilet bowl cleaner commercial … one may very well be compelled to not miss a single  of his latest diatribe.  It is this scat singing /  “s” talking that has so attracted droves of viewers to become a part of the ‘not-a-clue’ forum. And no one needs a clue – because this isn’t an exchange of informatoin – it is battleground of emotion.

With the precision of a military drill team, people without a working knowledge of our government or history begin to talk, argue and even publish their criticisms on the subject.  You can always spot the chronically uninformed.  They are precisely what you need if you are casting extras for a riot scene in a film.  They are noisy, ostensibly without direction and even though they are talking or shouting, it is impossible to discern what it is they are saying … however … they’re common bond is fear.

Lou Dobbs, the Eddie Haskell of journo-tainment,  has the easiest job in broadcast history.  It is difficult to perceive that he does any personal research.  His journalism requires sniping from a high altitude and then surrounding himself with people that are very glad for the evenings’ wages.  They don’t actually disagree with him as he criticizes anything and everything.  Dobbs and company rarely recommend any risky alternative.  In fact, even their criticisms don’t seem to be able to endure a  junior high school debate team’s scrutiny.

He smirks and hrrmmphs at world calamities as though he were in the cafeteria with cohorts ridiculing one of the less stylin’ teachers.  Flanked by terminally partisan hacks that have managed to get paying gigs as “S” talking chorus members – there are no actual facts.  Instead, Dobbs and his compatriots all over the dial, frame their opinion as though it were in actuality, representative of facts – but these are fact-free diets of mostly fiction with nary a scintilla of fiber.

Yesterday, while at the gym working out, I tuned my headset to the CNN broadcast with Lou Dobbs.  It was just what I needed to do another set even though my arms were fatigued.  The roundish honest faced broadcaster repeated the words “largest transfer of wealth” three times without ever considering the fact that if tax payer money was moving towards job creation the operative term would be “transferring back.”  On the same broadcast, comments about John McCain’s objections about long-term investment in Broad-band infrastructure was unacceptable without recollecting that only a matter of months ago, John McCain promoted the idea as second only to Green initiatives in its job creating  potential in order to help the economy.  Singing back up was Ed Rollins, a political consultant with no political consulting gigs, yet he gets to peddle is head-shaking admonishments as they are needed.  His role is color commentary and additional head shaking while agreeing with Lou Dobbs disagreement.  The ball is often passed with the instructive – “right?”

At least the Magpies didn’t have tele-prompters.  They also didn’t pose as anything but trouble makers.  They didn’t prance around with turkey feathers to wet our appetites, but they would close the glass door on the poor sap while distracting him.  They constantly gave commentary – but never called themselves commentators.  Is one a commentator when sitting in the bleachers screaming “throw da’ bum out !!! ??

The list of these Journo-tainers is without end as are the stories they broadcast.  It is a serialization of the news designed to sell products and advertising by dramatically creating a series of vignettes that give the viewer a sense that they are actually engaged in reasoned discourse, while in actuality it is a dramatic rendering of the days events with incredible license.

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Dobbs, Snobs and Slobs

– 29 February 08, San Jose, CA – The Almost Daily Binx – by Binx101

Lou Dobbs: Challenges Ivory Tower’s – No, No, No … Not the “R” Word

LouDobbs_2Notwithstanding the fact that we are still very confused by Lou Dobbs’ stand on immigration, or for that matter, interpretations of his stand on immigration – we are very much heartened by CNN’s Dobbs publicly challenging Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. – and calling him out to debate the matter of “inflation” and the economy in general. Indicating by his invitation that Blankfein will be served as lunch.

 

Clearly a proponent of the G.W. Bush’s close-your-eyes-and-you-won’t-see-the-monster’ style of leadership, Blankfein is noted of late to having dismissed claims, including Lou Dobbs’ assessment that the economy is tanking. There is a reason for this silly refrainLloyd_Blankfein_Goldman from the orthodox rightist regime. Out of control Federal Debt – defensible. Gasoline at $4.00 a gallon – explainable. Inflaming inflation – arguable. However, using terms that depict precisely the state of the economy – TANKING – Outrageous! Blasphemous! Unpatriotic! Besides the fact that it is true. This is a danger signal that the most treacherous Karl Rove tactics; the most deceitful Dick Cheney misinformation; and the most disturbing malapropisms by the current Natural Born US Citizen President – cannot provide the necessary distractions. The middle class taxpayer is looking askance at the destruction the GOP has delivered to Americans and the United States, and they are armed with their vote in record numbers.

 

 

Neo-Conservatives Call on the Masters of Illusion

So the conference calls, the private calls, the emails, the nudging, the winking, and the whispers among the Illuminati lead, otherwise, reasonably intelligent and successful individuals, to be pressed into service for the cause of their ‘brothers-in-ideology.’ The ungrateful masses are expected to imagine reality is really a box of chocolates, even though material matters have begun to demonstrate the properties of inertia. To wit, the equal and opposite reactions of reckless economic policy, feckless domestic policy (with regards to people and places) and foreign policies that seem as though they have been ripped from poorly written fiction.

 

We recently witnessed the CEO of one of the globe’s largest financial machines, Goldman Sachs; speak with a similar smugness of America’s President. None of the White House team wants this word ‘recession” to be used anywhere. “Recession” is a word likely to sink the GOP faster than John McCain’s on-going (and very sad) battle with reality. What to do, send out the political troops, be they from Corporate Boards Rooms or in Congress, just like Blankfein, or his Congressional counterpart, professional Republican slime-thrower Representative Jack Kingston – (R-GA). Get the White House talk-radio action team like Sean Hannity and Bill Cunningham to disperse disinformation, Glen Beck. Take your pick from the conservative talk radio list and you will find incredible similarities in the words-of-the-day. If one were from another planet, it would be impossible to surmise that the US Government had been under sole GOP stewardship for six years prior to and including all of 2006.

 

 

Middle Grounders Awaken

Perhaps all the political strategists have missed the biggest point. The middle grounders, the ones that take the heat, pay the most taxes, provide the most productivity, buy the soap powder and formerly were the backbone of military, don’t believe the story anymore. More and more people are finally realizing that the theocrats, neo-cons and reckless corporatists posing as visionaries and pillars of ethics and humanity have truly been lying to the American public, misleading true patriots and pilfering our Nation’s wealth by creating another class of slavery.

 

This time the slave master is the corporate banking cartel in concert with the energy brokers. One does not need to be a clairvoyant in order to realize what has happened. All one needs to do look at the government spending money on a credit card for seven straight years. The credit card is co-signed by the American people. The current chapter of US history began seven years ago with money in the bank and great credit. Today … we are in severe debt and our credit has been discounted. Seven years ago … the mid-grounders were feeling hopeful. Today …we need economic stimulus packages in order to quell a riot on the White House with otherwise reasonable people, storming the gates looking for Bush – Cheney, chanting cries of traitor and criminal, seeking their heads on sticks.

 

 

 

Blankfein will be a No-Show

They will not permit Lloyd B. to accept the challenge from Dobbs. There’s no upside for anyone on his team … certainly not Goldman Sachs, definitely not the White House (they already have enough renegade talkers over there that don’t have a clue) and clearly not the Republican National Committee which is going to have a wholesale consumer revolt on their hands, less the enslaved gerrymandered political appellations , come this November.