Sunday, April 5, 2009

I can't escape it

It's everywhere.

All over the news.

I keep reading about pitchforks and torches.

A blogger from Media Matters wrote just over two hours ago:

"Fox News has been playing with radical, right-wing fire in recent weeks and months. And now it can't contain the bonfire. Of course, that doesn't stop Newsbusters from whining about the consequences and insisting that the GOP Noise Machine has no responsibility for the extraordinary hate it's been pushing since January".

The links are embedded in original post; I encourage some of you to read the original link in order to comment cogently--*you know who you are*. (I am not addressing this suggestion to you, faithful readers, who comment most often.) Also, I am quoting this author's use of the term "radical" right-wing just so some readers of the conservative persuasion don't think I am trying to point the finger at you. Nope. So not the point.

I say to Tom all the time: the media is as culpable as the loonies for some of these crimes.


Conspiracy theorists.

Drama kings with a news camera, a mic, and a platform on which to spout the hatred that justifies the hate in the hearts and "minds" of the less-than-sane in their audience.


It started with a governor from the great, white north that tried to convince those at her rallies that Obama was in league with terrorists.

It continued with Fox News' incessant use of Obama's middle name in a nauseatingly blatant attempt to strike fear into the hearts of its viewers.

It continues with Glenn Beck and his "circle" that "surrounds" .... hmmm.... THEM. The others, the enemy, the person who frowns at you in public while having stomach pains, but really they are looking at you slant-ways.

The "liberals".

How does a cornered animal behave?

All you need to do is find a fan of Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, or Sean Hannity and ask them how they feel about the president and those who support him.

Those "journalists" are the folks putting them in the corner... not me, or you, or any of us out here in the "real" world.

The media has created a Frankenstein monster from the ashes of the GOP.

And that monster is *nothing* like the sympathetic, thinking character that was the resurrected hodge-podge of human corpses Mary Shelley created almost two centuries ago.

In the novel, it's not the monster that is the abomination-- but Dr. Frankenstein himself.

So spin away, you doctors of Fox News.

Just remember: the monster wasn't controllable once it was released and it tracked the good doctor for the rest of his days...


Unknown April 5, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

Hey, welcome back!

I agree. Lots of crazies with little to no understanding of reality.

We have no reliable media anymore it seems.

Anonymous,  April 5, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

Rupert has some real idiots on his payroll.

Glenn Beck needs help.

It's nice to have you back :)

skyewriter April 5, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

Thank you, James and pottersfield.

I am glad to know I still have readers after my long absence.

Anonymous,  April 5, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

This has been all over the news, but I like your Frankenstein take.

It is a good visual. I for a while was thinking GOP zombies, but re-animated corpses is just funnier (and sad at the same time).

Unknown April 5, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

Zombies, Dittoheads, Lobotomy survivors---Not enough garlic in the world to keep them at bay.

Anonymous,  April 6, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

Welcome back! I saw a tape of Glenn Beck on Jon Stewart the other night and I must say I find Beck comical. How can anyone take him seriously?

Aliceson April 6, 2009 at 6:28 AM  

For this very reason, I am happy that I don't have cable TV anymore. When we did, I would occasionally watch FoxNews to see what kind of garbage they were reporting, but it just made me mad.

Welcome back Skye!

Chris April 6, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

You go're back!!

AztecRed April 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

"In the novel, it's not the monster that is the abomination-- but Dr. Frankenstein himself."

Actually, it was the villagers who were the abomination.

You should watch Frankenweenie by Tim Burton. I think he illustrates that point more clearly than others.

skyewriter April 7, 2009 at 3:52 PM  

True, AztecRed.

Essentially, the "normal" people are the ones who are twisted and evil, not the monster itself.

Seems relevant even today, where those who are "different" are labeled as sick, deviant, subhuman.

Thanks for stopping by and for the Tim Burton recommendation (love his work).


ZIRGAR April 18, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

Preach it! I think in this case though it's really more of a chimeric fusion of Dr. Frankenstein and Monster, in that both the audience and FOX News/right-wing punditry are both maker and monster at the same time. lol

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