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Showing posts with label Buchanan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buchanan. Show all posts

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Peggy Noonan: Punditry Gone Rancid! Jon Stewart On Noonan (Video)

Ms. Sunday Morning Peggy Noonan has yet again given us a reminder of the failings of her punditry. Sunday Morning News shows have long provided viewing I can do without. Yet, I find myself sticking on NBC, ABC, or CBS for a few errant minutes some Sundays. 

I literally cringe every time something in me forces watching either of the news shows. It is like knowing I should not scratch that scab off the nasty scratch on my arm.  You know it is not the right thing to do, but you do it anyway. 

First, network television Sunday morning news shows are the unquestioned domain of the socio/political Right. NBC placed "Mr. Conservative" David Gregory squarely in a seat vacated via the premature death of Tim Russert. George will is as much a fixture on Sundays as Peggy Noonan.  NBC more than frequently books Peggy Noonan. Even minutes of viewing (watching and listening) Noonan,  I suffer what can be described as crawling epidermis.

Anyone who views the pundit expects a conservative performance that not only satisfies those with Obama Derangement Syndrome, the viewer gets much more. Her performances also entertain those who may relish unbridled pompousness and gloating elitism. She visits the set with what appears pre-rehearsed non-verbals, strategic hair flipping, and facial expression fit for a person in need of a laxative. She is over-the-top demonstrative to the point of appearing self-aggrandizing.  

Let's face it television is a visual media well before it is an auditory media. You have to look the part, correct?   Now for an example of punditry gone absolutely mad. Noonan's posit in the embedded is based on a piece she wrote about the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. As you watch the over-the-top exhibition with contrived demeanor, think about the 2011 debt ceiling battle. It was the very debt battle that led to Standard and Poor's lowering the US Credit Rating to Double AA (down from AAA). It was the debacle after which Boehner proclaimed "I got 98% of what I wanted."  It was the battle during which President Obama stood-up for not giving-in to cuts to entitlement programs and social services while asking for a meager increase in tax revenue. Yet, then and now we have Republicans practicing their consistent talking point of: "The president does not lead."  Watch as Noonan provided her rendition of "he does not lead."

While it is a dated exhibition, it serves well in showing the competency of Noonan's punditry. The pundit gloated and piled it on as President Obama stood tall for the lower and middle income strata while seeking a tax increase.

Pundits are booked on news shows based on their abilities to opine and to partake in oral exchanges with point-retort-counterpoint dynamics. I cannot recall a pundit who fails at that set of skills regardless of Left or Right lean. Of course, I exclude Sarah Palin as I used the words "point-retort-counterpoint." Palin is a Fox News whine her up and let her talk. Give her a three minute introductory-quasi question and have a cup of coffee while she spills drivel across the airways. So, let's exclude the former Governor of Alaska. It was Alaska was it not?
Noonan is supposedly competent at a much more visceral level, despite being frequently way off-base in her on-air opining. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writer recently posted on the Syria debate in the United States. One would think, a pundit who writes for Murdoch's WSJ, and who is on Sunday News shows almost weekly, would be much more conscience of the state of war in Syria. Note the highlighted sentence in the following embed.  
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How could the pundit not have total mastery of the fact the war in Syria has been underway for two years and is a "civil war."

In 2008, Noonan showed her mantle with an obviously contrived and phony analysis as she declared Palin as winner of the Vice Presidential Debate. Factually, Palin's performance was sad and pathetic. Noonan went oozy from the moment Palin stepped out on stage. Is that the level of shallowness one should expect from a highly compensated right-wing pundit? Well, yes it is exactly since her mission was to laud all things conservative throughout the campaign.

Watch Palin's shallowness, pre-programmed and phony. Lest we forget sexist performance! Is it playing-up one's gender to eye-wink in a national debate? What from Palin and her handlers would lead to the placing their perception of Palin as "cute" and sexy (eye-winks) over qualified and competent for high office.  OK, If her look is (was) your preference, then help me belatedly understand the significance of an obvious gender based ploy in a critical campaign debate?   Actually, it was crass and disappointingly shallow.  Yet, another quick look at stupid and shallow. 

Let's place Noonan's Palin debate oozing in perspective to complete ejaculation from Pat Buchanan.  "The most attractive candidate out there."  What???? Fortunately, we did not suffer the horror of Sarah Palin and John McCain within operational distance of the White House, so Buchanan's "attractive," was as irrelevant as it was a shallow manifestation of his aged libido.  

As we considered Palin's contribution to the campaign ticket over the long haul it is easy to recognize fallacy of Noonan's punditry. Palin was without doubt the most incompetent candidate for high political office ever. Yet, both Noonan and Buchanan fulfilled their roles without flinching.

Punditry in the face of a landslide defeat: 

Trying her best to make the IRS issue a real scandal as prescribed by all during the late spring: linked.

Meet The Press exposure of Noonan's punditry via the Majority report FM: linked.


Friday, November 9, 2012

GOP Change? GOP Ideology Leaders Will Not!

After watching GOP pundit after pundit appear on MSNBC and listening to others on NPR speak about how their party needs to change and pursue more outreach into minority communities,   I was yanked back into the reality of the GOP via the following.   

The GOP has a foundation in avowed racism. The GOP's ideological leaders are unabashed in their prophecies of doom for the White Race (in America).  As you sit through the following know each of these white supremacist earn millions via their vitriol and they influence the minds of minions who tune in to their shows or subscriber to their racism. 

Bill O'Reilly


Limbaugh's insanity

Glenn Beck 

Pat Buchanan
Racist Moron!
The Daily Currant,  G. Gordon Liddy 
 When asked for his reaction to Obama's victory, Buchanan replied brazenly: 

"White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil." 

Stunned by his clear racisim, Liddy tried to walk his guest back from the ledge: 

"With what you just said right there...You seem to imply that white people are better than other people. That's not really what you're saying is it?" 

"Of course that's what I'm saying," Buchanan replied "Isn't it obvious? Anything worth doing on this Earth was done first by white people." 

"Who landed on the moon? White people. Who climbed Mount Everest? White people.  Who invented the transistor? White people. Who invented paper? White people. Who discovered algebra? White people." 

"And don't give me all this nonsense about Martin Luther King and civil rights and all that. Who do you think freed the slaves? Abraham Lincoln. A white guy!" 

Carte Blanche 

"But we're not led by Lincoln anymore, we're led by an affirmative-action mulatto who can't physically understand how great America once was." 

"I cried last night G. I cried for hours. It's over for all of us. The great White nation will never survive another 4 years of Obama's leadership" 

Liddy tried to reason with Buchanan, reminding him that he shares similar positions with the President on Afghanistan, Iraq, and relations with Russia:

"Of course I agree with half of what he does,"  Buchanan answered, "He's half white! That's not the half I'm worried about."
No, I have little faith the GOP will ever change. It will die a slow death as the nation's demographics change and deprive racist such as the three above a 'play ground' for their hardcore intolerant paradigms.