Friday, July 19, 2013

There's no 'What If" about it...

22 comments:

rbb said...

What if it's not?

What if they are just catering to their lowest common denominator audience giving them higher ratings which produces higher profits?

Foxy Wizard said...

It is pure distraction. ALa, you are dead on. Obama needed another topic to be discussed. Those crisis' were manufactured.

Haverwilde said...

rbb, still sucking on the Obama Administration's nether regions, I see.
In the last year of the Nixon Administration, the media made a bundle. The nation could not get enough of the scandal. If the media was to cover Obama in the same way they would have even higher ratings. The corruption in the Obama administration exceeds the wildest imagination of the Woodward and Bernsteins of the country, too bad he is not a republican.

SoLow said...

Against my better judgement, I'm going to have to agree with rbb. I think the average citizen probably is more interested in bastardizing GZ and/or PD than they are in facing up to the topics that should be newsworthy. Of course though, all Repubs just hate black people anyway, right??? ;)

Bram said...

The "What if" is totally unneeded.

CrabbyOldMan said...

I’d say that Foxy Wizard, Haverwilde and SoLow are all spot on.
Sadly, the caliber of the average person on both the left and the right is pretty low, but I feel very safe in saying that the left is by far the worst.
The media is a business like any other and has to give its’ market what it wants to buy. The ability of the media to indulge its’ biases is a bonus it eagerly exploits. The politicians, in turn, adroitly exploit both the media bias and a public motivated more by soap opera than anything else.

Fearthuinn min an Saille said...

They care more about $$. The political stuff doesn't sell because not enough people care about it, and there's not enough for them to really report on (not to mention the threat of being arrested for reporting on it). Of course, if enough of them had balls, I'd love to see the gov't try to arrest them all with that justification in front of the American public.

jim marquis said...

No conspiracy here. It's all about the ratings.

Ron said...

Sorry, it is ALL about distraction.

Why deal with Fast & Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, the debt (YES WE WILL HAVE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCE of QE "X") AND OBAMACACARE. The media picks an chooses. We the people lose (or have lost). Sad. Very sad.

Foxy Wizard said...

Sorry, Jim. Wish it were true, but then there's this...

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/11/dont-hear-george-soros-ties-30-major-news-organizations/

and this...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/10/White-House-Benghazi-off-the-record

It isn't about ratings. It's about money and power. If it was about ratings, MSNBC would fire Chris Matthews and Piers Morgan. It's about money, and Soros gives plenty.

And don't give me the Koch brothers crap.

jim marquis said...

Yeah, those are both completely unbiased sources.

Roboto said...

Yeah, those are both completely unbiased sources.

And you, of course, can refute what they are saying? With 'unbiased' sources?
(This oughta be good...)

CrabbyOldman said...

Well Malarkey, I'm sure that Foxy Wizard and Roberto are waiting with the rest of us.

Foxy Wizard said...

Hey, uh, Jim... I know you only refer to Soros approved media, but what do you think of this article, where Mike Hashimoto, an editorial writer of the Dallas News, is bothered by this media corruption?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/07/journalist_calls_out_his_newspapers_coverage_of_irs_scandals.html

In this article, he is stumped by his paper's lack of coverage of the latest revelation of the IRS scandal. You know, the one where the IRS is conducting partisan vetting on non profits? This revelation is that the probes started directly from an Obama appointee, William Wilkins. So, the IRS corruption goes all the way to the top, and rests right in Obama's lap. How do you feel about that? Is it ok for our beloved President to use our neutral tax collecting organization to obstruct and torment people engaging in genuine political free speech? Are you ok allowing the president to use the enforcement arm of the IRS to persecute those with whom he disagrees? If and when, sometime in the future, we have a Republican President, will it be ok with you if he uses the IRS to torment, intimidate and in effect shut down Liberal political organizations?

You seem to be a fairly rational human being. Although I disagree with you on most issues, I support your right to opine the way you do. Aren't you just a bit hesitant to allow any human being the power that Obama has claimed for himself?

Foxy Wizard said...

Hey, Crabby, how about this one? McCain, the Republican Party's nominee in 2008, is now siding with Obama on reviewing the stand Your Ground Laws, in light of the recent Zimmerman trial verdict.

Never mind that the Stand Your Ground laws had NOTHING to do with the trial. It was a self defense case, not a stand your ground case.

But this shithead, Sen. John McCain R, is siding with Obama against your right to defend yourself from an attack.

I rest my case.

Foxy Wizard said...

Oops. Wrong thread. One of my rare mistakes.

Foxy Wizard said...

So...interesting turn of events. Zimmerman bravely saved four people's lives today? You can't make this stuff up.

Foxy Wizard said...

Jim Marquis goes strangely silent. (chirp...chirp...)

Roboto said...

Gee... Captain UnAmerican is conspicuous by his absence lately.

Odd...

Foxy Wizard said...

So yesterday he says: "But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. (Applause.) This needs to stop."

Say, what? Mr. President, didn't you condemn those "rogue agents" at the IRS a scant two months ago, saying you were outraged, like the rest of the American people, and you would put an end to it? Weren't you also outraged that the NSA was monitoring everyone's phone calls?

CrabbyOldMan said...

Foxy Wizard overlooks a major factor.

Most of the Messiah's flock has a very short attention span in the first place, and little ability (if any at all) to connect the dots. The few who are able to keep their eye on the ball and do understand what is going on don't want to say anything that would expose con.

Foxy Wizard said...

No, I didn't overlook the major factor. I thought it was so evident that it didn't need explaining.