Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Chances Are That If You Are Reading This, You're a Political Extremist Dickweed

Or maybe it's just me. Maybe you're the political extremist, and I'm the digital dickweed.
Whatever we're doing, we're pissing off the corporate media because we lack the legitimacy of capital earned by fellating corporate sponsors and favored political hacks.
Now just to be sure, the CEO of News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, home to the likes of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly, call us political extremists? I guess a political extremist is anyone to the left of Adolph Hitler. But it doesn't end there. No, John Hartigan suggests that bloggers be jailed as they are in oppressive police states like China and Burma. Because freedom of the press should only be available to those whom would use it to try and shape the agenda for an illegal war (while still maintaining that whole "fair and balanced" facade).
Less serious is the charge from CNBC host Dennis Kneale, who responded to bloggers who have called him "unwatchable", among other things, by referring to them as "dickweeds". Hey, I may be a dick weed, but at least I still have my soul.
Which is more than I can say about anybody working for the corporate media.

2 comments:

Tom Harper said...

I wonder if that asshole's tantrum includes rightwing bloggers. Or maybe he thinks all bloggers are liberal.

But liberal pundits are defensive against bloggers and online news sources too. Ellen Goodman had a column last week saying that online news is "unreliable." Sort of like a dying Brontosaurus saying "these newfangled mammals won't survive."

Dusty said...

Since when do any of us give a rats fucking ass what Rupert or his minions have to say about anything?

It's all corporate media here in Amerika. Well, McClatchy isn't..but thats about it for the big guns.