Reading Digest – 19 September 2012   Leave a comment

“Morbo can’t understand his teleprompter.  He forgot how you say that letter that looks like a man with a hat.” – Morbo

CNNlogo Atlanta never can seem to figure out the difference between reporting the news and their own gossipy analysis:

How Bad Is This

And they proceed to fuck even that up:

Many GOP strategists in Washington see this as another self-inflicted political wound, and the Obama campaign and its Democratic allies are gleeful for the opportunity to suggest it is proof that Romney is disdainful of working-class Americans and insensitive to those, who because of economic hardship or other reasons, need government help.

First of all, what “GOP strategists”?  Did you actually talk to anyone who’d give you a quote (you know, “reporting”)?  Did you look at any poll numbers?  Did you even talk to a fucking voter?  Of you didn’t, you’re CNN. 

Now, to be clear, some grassroots conservatives are not unhappy, and are hoping Romney defends his remarks and pushes a debate on government assistance and dependency.

It was “many” GOP strategists, but it’s only “some” grassroots conservatives, though there’s no quote or actual information to back either up.  It’s just the general gab show consensus from yesterday written as blandly as possible with no links to sources or examples.  You lazy hacks.

FNLogo Now this is more like it:

Both Sides Do It

Pay attention, CNN, FOX is much better at this than you are:

A newly released audio recording purports to feature a young Barack Obama saying he believes in government "redistribution" — a comment that Mitt Romney quickly seized on to claim his opponent thinks "the government should take from some to give to the others."

The tape, posted on YouTube, was a throwback to the web video that emerged in 2008 showing Obama telling "Joe the Plumber" he wants to "spread the wealth around."

Those are the opening two paragraphs, there’s a link to the source of the story and context for what’s happening. 

Now, it’s FOX, so this story came down from up on high to try and do anything to distract from Romney’s disastrous fundraising video.  Something Obama may have said fourteen years ago to a bunch of college students when he wasn’t president is hardly the same as something Romney said four months ago to the people who are funding his campaign for the Oval Office.  There’s no equivalence whatsoever, but FOX did actually gather information and report it to its audience.  CNN just repeated stuff everyone else said and then sat down in its own shit.

FoxNationLogo Finally some decent pushback, but couldn’t you guys have found a better still frame of O’Reilly?:


He looks like he just swallowed something he regrets.

Posted September 19, 2012 by Charlie Sweatpants in Futurama, Reading Digest

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