Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Feb 27, 2010

How The Republican Noise Machine works, current case study: the Missile Defense Logo:

"There's a buzz on the internet" and "Some people are saying"...

Rachel Maddow points out how The Republican Noise Machine works: a rightwing site like Breitbart starts a ridiculous rumor and it ends up in the mainstream media on CNN. Notice when it gets to CNN "reporting" this "news", CNN says there's "a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying". That's the key to the whole thing. Rightwing smear machine sites start rumors and SOMEHOW get them on mainstream channels like CNN. I want to know HOW they get these rumors on CNN! I want to know EXACTLY WHO on CNN ran this story! And when they cow tow to the rightwing smear machine, I want to know why they don't say it and instead say things like "there's a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying", instead of saying "rightwing smear machines have started another rumor". First of all, saying "there's a buzz on the internet" and "some people are saying" is not professional reporting. What has become of CNN? That is exactly why I don't watch CNN anymore. They are constantly played like a fiddle by The Republican Noise Machine. "Some people are saying" MY ASS! It's The Republican Noise Machine! "Buzz on the internet" MY ASS!!! Buzz on crazy rightwing smear machine sites! F.U. CNN!!! And the story is NOT this logo conspiracy theory, it's the mechanics and the machine that rightwingers have in place to usurp the mainstream media to run with this "news", THEIR "news". Long ago when the mainstream media was actually liberal, they ignored (and rightly so) stories like this and sites like Breitbart and people like Breitbart because of what they actually are: the lunatic fringe right. Just remember what the mainstream media has become, like CNN, when you see a logo story like this as "news" on CNN attributing it to "buzz on the internet" and "People are saying". The liberal media has been usurped and isn't liberal anymore. And the people calling it liberal are the ones who usurped it. Think about it: WHO is saying the mainstream media is liberal? Only people like Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart...THE ONES PLAYING THEM LIKE A FIDDLE!!! When you usurp something, you want to keep people thinking it hasn't been usurped so you will go out of your way to keep calling it liberal. Learn what they don't want you to learn: that the liberal media has been usurped! Learn that when you see someone calling it "the liberal media", they have just identified themselves as one of the ones who usurped it. Did you ever notice how many times a day Rush Limbaugh says "liberal media"?

Start a rumor and then have FAKE outrage about it for dummies:

Frank Gaffney Posits That Missile Defense Logo Is Evidence of Obama’s ‘Submission To Shariah’

Missile agency’s ‘crescent moon’ logo scares right-wingers

Another one of the endless smear stories the rightwing media has gotten into the so-called mainstream "liberal" (LOL!) media:

More Devastating Response to NYT's Outrageous Hypocrisy in Refusing to Correct Inaccurate ACORN 'Pimp' Hoax Coverage

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), in the video below, describes on the floor of the U.S. House this week what anyone paying attention already knows: how the "Rightwing Echo Chamber" works. He describes a completely false charge by Wall Street Journal's professional liar and GOP operative, John Fund, last November alleging --- with no basis whatsoever --- that Rep. Barney Frank (D-VT) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would soon be introducing legislation for "universal voter registration." This is just like Frank Gaffney on Breitbart's site started the rumor of the Missile Defense logo. A rightwinger starts a rumor and it goes into the machine they have in place, the echo chamber, until it gets into the "mainstream" who repeat it. That doesn't say much for the so-called mainstream liberal media does it? It isn't liberal anymore. These people who start these rumors were at one time ignored as fringe radicals, which is what they are. Now they are in the mainstream, the liberal media that isn't liberal anymore. Orly Taitz, anyone?

The Republican Noise Machine

David Brock, the reformed conservative noise-maker, on how the Right has sabotaged journalism, democracy, and truth.

As a young journalist in the 1990s, David Brock was a key cog the Republican noise machine. Writing for the American Spectator, a conservative magazine funded by billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, Brock gained fame for his attack pieces on Anita Hill and President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2002, Brock came clean. In his memoir, Blinded by the Right, Brock admitted that his work was based on lies and distortion, and part of a coordinated smear campaign funded by wealthy right wing groups to discredit Clinton and confuse the public.

Since then, Brock has continued to expose the conservative media onslaught. In his newest book, The Republican Noise Machine, Brock documents how right-wing groups pressure the media and spread misinformation to the public. It's easy to see how this is done.

Fringe conspiracies and stories will be kept alive by outlets like Rush Limbaugh, the Washington Times, and the Drudge Report, until they finally break into the mainstream media.

Media groups like Brent Bozell's Media Research Center have spent 30 years convincing the public that the media is, in fact, liberal. As Brock says, it's all a sham: "I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."

The Republican Noise Machine

Just remember: the Killer Whale didn't go "nuts" when he attacked the trainer, he was "nuts" when he was doing tricks...

Trainer makes fatal mistake with Killer Whale. Yeah, here's the fatal mistake: fucking with a Killer Whale! Let me say that I wouldn't "fuck around" with a several ton animal that had the world "KILLER" in it's name. I know! Call me crazy! The Killer Whale went Killer Whale, IE it acted like it's supposed to! When it was doing "tricks", THAT is when it wasn't acting like it was supposed to! wtf? I think we should have a military trial for this Killer Whale for acting like a Killer Whale. If found guilty, I suggest waterboarding in Gitmo! He was already out on parole for killing two other people. The Killer Whale's name was Tilikum, which means "friend". Tilikum is your "friend". The medical examiner said the trainer "likely" died from multiple traumatic injuries and drowning. No kidding! I thought she died from H1-N1 Swine Flu!!! Then it gets better: CNN has a guy with a cowboy hat on who says Killer Whales should be in aquariums performing tricks for us, but Captain Ahab sets things straight and gives us the REAL lowdown: Killer Whales should be in the ocean! Sonjay Gupta referees Tex and Captain Ahab (The Three Stooges):

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