Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pundits' Hypocrisy About Gov. Palin

Thank God for Jon Stewart; he's one of the best media critics out there. In the clip below he skewers Karl Rove, Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly, Dick Morris, and Nancy Pfotenhauer – all of whom can't seem to make up their minds on "the gender card."

A highlight: a segment featuring Papa Bear commenting on two different teen pregnancies:
First, on September 2nd, 2008, talking about Gov. Palin's 17-year-old daughter's pregnancy: "Millions of American families are dealing with teenage pregnancy, and as long as society doesn't have to support the mother, father, or baby, it is a personal matter.... It is true that some Americans will judge [Gov. Palin] and her family.... For the sake of [Gov. Palin] and her family we hope things calm down."

Second, on December 9th, 2007: "On the 'pinhead front,' 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant. The sister of Britney says she is shocked. I bet.... Here the blame falls primarily on the parents of the girl, who obviously have little control over her."

In Ms Pfotenhauer's defense, she is a senior policy advisor to Sen. John McCain – of course she wants her horse to win. And if that's not made clear when she makes appearances, that's the network's fault, not hers.

But these other guys? To paraphrase Mr Stewart: in their defense, they're lying sacks of shit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We want to ask ourselves how Rove & Morris & them can bear it, and the answer is simple: they are not serious about any of this, they are merely performers. Honest - they are not serious people, and the election is not a serious matter. It's all a vast, profitable game.