Wednesday, August 17, 2011
There is just so much fail concentrated into this 3 minute clip. The first being the fact that Piers Morgan still has a job, but that's a complaint for another day. When I saw the adverts for this interview on CNN earlier I couldn't help but wonder what would be the point of interviewing an anti-masturbation political failure such as Christine O'Donnell? (who is totally not a witch by the way). It turns out it was to promote her new book "Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again ", which currently sports around four obviously fake 5 star reviews and three 1 star reviews (expected to rise).
Piers Morgan asked the anti-masturbation, non-witch about her stance on gay marriage and after she attempts to avoid the subject entirely Piers asked her why did she become so "weird" when the topic of gay marriage came up (which she was all too happy to go on about in her book). Fed up with the 'rude' British talk show host berating her, the courageous O'Donnell stood her ground and walked off stage. Well that's what Christine O'Donnell would like to think happened, what really followed her evasiveness about the topic was quite possibly the second most awkward CNN interview "walk off" involving a Conservative and a rude host of all time . (This being the first.) I mean the best parts were the 8 seconds of pure silence followed by her complaining she could have been at some obscure Conservatives women's thing( and sold 3 copies of her book) instead of being on national television. But by far the greatest part had to be the shadowy figure who I guess was her evil publicist or something.
Now I have mixed feelings on this. You have to ask, was the question fair? Well of course it was. She wrote about it, and she should be able to defend her views and express them clearly. But, Piers Morgan shouldn't have pressed on this one thing so hard. I would have been more interested in knowing what exactly she meant by "second American revolution". Lastly, I believe a large portion of it was staged to gain more publicity. I mean if it didn't happen would anyone be talking about anti-masturbation non-witch Christine O'Donnell and her book? Of course not. I'm not saying Piers Morgan or CNN planned it but there's a possibility that Christine O'Donnell and her people planned for her to flip out and make a few headlines- any publicity is good, especially if you're an irrelevant political failure who everyone just forgot about. I apologize to all of the irrelevant political failures I might have offended.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
There are numerous reasons I don't watch Fox News, and a bulk of those reasons could be applied to why I refuse to watch MSNBC. I'm not a fan of massive propaganda outlets using deceptive techniques to misinform American audiences (unless I'm poking fun at their bias) as MSNBC did. Monday on his show, MSNBC's Ed Schultz aired a clip of Governor Perry speaking in Iowa, the clip ends with Perry saying "..that big black cloud hanging over America". Schultz then implies the phrase 'big black cloud' was a reference to President Obama- which it isn't. Rick Perry was actually referring the current debt, but if you watched that live without knowing the entire context you might take it as racist(and even that would require an enormous amount of reaching).
Is it really that hard to find questionable things on Rick Perry? This is the guy who appealed secessionists for votes.The same guy who is continuously cutting education funding in his state despite it being one of the worse academic preforming states in the nation, believes firmly in abstinence only education despite the fact his state leads the nation in teen pregnancy rates. Last but not least he used stimulus money to balance his state's budget despite being against it in the first place. Now I'm going to do something I never expected doing, give thanks to Andrew Breitbart for exposing this.
For MSNBC to not only take his words severely out of context to make him appear racist, but then to come out and imply he's always been a racist despite him having no clear record of racism is unacceptable and just plain hurtful. This immature, uncalled for attempt by this network to assassinate the character of Rick Perry also has a negative impact on those of us who have experienced and speak out against real racism that still exists today. MSNBC has just further cemented the idiotic mindset that many have about race relations. Not all, but many people seem have this idea that racism is a just a figment of bitter peoples imagination, that most claims today are made up and just another example of "race baiting". It's truly painful to see these things, especially seeing as that time could have been used reporting on this. It also doesn't help that MSNBC recently hired Rev. Al Sharpton. #FAIL
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
|Promoting riots? How dare you PaRappa?|
You should know by now that I'm a glutton for punishment. In fact one could say I'm addicted to reading idiotic things written by painfully ignorant people. So imagine the joy on my face when I came across this little gem written by a Mr. Paul Routledge of The Mirror. Let's get into what makes this so great, Routledge writes:
"The mayhem erupted overnight, but it has been building for years. And putting more police on the streets – while vital to end the threat to life and property – will not solve the crisis."He's absolutely right about that honestly, this is an explosion of frustrations that have been building over time and finally released. And an increased police presence could have disastrous results and not solve any of the problems that the most of the rioters want to address. Then Routledge loses me completely:
"I blame the pernicious culture of hatred around rap music, which glorifies violence and loathing of authority (especially the police but including parents), exalts trashy materialism and raves about drugs."
Pause. I hate this often used yet largely false notion that "it's Rap music's (or porn, violent television, video games, movies, and so on) fault for all the violence out there." That's about as ignorant as bringing race into play, which he inadvertently did (note the images of the lone hooded youth and the courageous lighter toned- police officers). I'm not even trying to make it racial but look at the context for a moment. You ask "is rap music to blame" and show someone whom you deemed as most likely to listen to it, a hooded noticeably brownish youth. But media perception is an entirely different can of worms. Look I'm stopping right here because i actually agree with the last few sections of his post, the riots are not the way to go and there's no supporting the looting, at all.
The larger part of this tension does not come from music or violet video games, it's people who are fed up. The media is overlooking most of the reasons why this is happening, they try to make it seem as if it's only one issue (a black man getting shot) and it isn't. This is mainly an issue of class not race (there are white , black , and brown rioters) the people at the bottom are tired of being at the bottom. Why the media chooses to ignore the classist aspect behind this is beyond. I'm not conspiratorial at all, but the media downplaying the cuts to education and several other youth programs, the higher cost of living, and only focusing on one death seems a little weird to me. I'm a bit rusty.
|Kanye West and Jay Z: Watch The Throne- Released 08/09/2011 Pretty cover, nice album.|
It's been awhile hasn't it? I need to get back on schedule but before I do, here's a rundown of somethings that I wanted to get to but couldn't over the last two weeks for whatever reasons. I'll try to be as brief with my points as possible.