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Showing posts with label Eric Boehlert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eric Boehlert. Show all posts

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Eric Bohlert , Media Matters, Demolishes Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza, admitted felon, melts under the sharp mental acuity of Eric Boehlert. After MSNBC's The Ed Show host fill-in Professor Michael Eric Dyson engages D'Souza and after a few minutes of D'Souza's inane drivel, Dyson's guests take-down the Obama hating and liberal combatant GOP operative.

I personal cannot imagine living a life that involves the perception of D'Souza as a credible pundit and operative.

D'Souza' book  also includes references to slavery that conservatives continue to banter as good for black people who are descendants of slaves. D'Souza's works are nothing more than conservative drivel and exhibitions to entertain the regressive mindsets endemic in American conservatism. Media Matters Alexandrea Boghun published a piece earlier in the week that includes five media personalities who found D'Souza's agitprop  has merit.

Media Matters on D'Souza's book
D'Souza's Book Claims African Americans Are Better Off Thanks To Slavery 
D'Souza: Black People "Better Off As A Consequence" Of Slavery. In his book America: Imagine a World Without Her, D'Souza discussed the subject of reparations and argued that descendants of slaves are actually "better off as a consequence" of slavery (emphasis added):
Does America owe blacks now living reparations on account of slavery? No more than it owes reparations to the descendants of whites who died in the Civil War. I don't mean this in the callous way of suggesting that what's done is done. Rather, I mean that there is an enormous debt owed to the Northern men who died in the Civil War. But those heroes are dead, and their descendants are scattered. What is owed is more than money can pay; we discharge our debt by honoring and remembering. Similarly there is a debt owed to slaves whose labor was wrongly taken from them. That debt too is best discharged through memory, because the slaves are dead and their descendants - this will be a hard pill for progressives to swallow -- are better off as a consequence of their ancestors being hauled from Africa to America. [America: Imagine a World Without Her, 6/2/14, accessed via Kindle]
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The five media personalities include four employed by Fox News. One of the four. Megyn Kelly, went on record last December proclaiming Santa as "white" as was Jesus. The last name on the Media Matters list says it all. Rush Limbaugh suggest viewing the film.

If you did not follow the link above, the five media conservative who would have you spend money on D'Souza's exhibitions.

ABC's Martha Raddatz: "Everybody Should Go See It." 
Fox's Megyn Kelly: "This Is A Fascinating Film." 
Fox's Andrea Tantaros: "Kids Should Watch This So They're Armed With The Facts." 
Sean Hannity: America Will Be A "Big Hit". 
Rush Limbaugh Tells Listeners They'll Be "Inspired By" The Film.

More on D'Souza from Media Matters:



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

60 Minutes And a Foray Into The Fox News Model

CBS News journalistic review is complete and the one network that reports on Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) continues to report on 60 Minutes and its failed reporting.

Chris Hayes, MSNBC, ALL IN, took a turn at reporting on today's report.  Eric Boehlert, Media Matters, joined Chris Hayes, and literally exposed 60 Minutes as having accomplished a major journalistic. 

Boehlert stated Media Matters will continue to watch 60 Minutes and CBS management for evidence of "lesson learned."  

Rest assured we will also watch for stories related to 60 Minutes going forward.  Why is that important you ask? It is important because in 2011, someone in CBS executive management made a decision to hire a Fox News executive : David Rhodes.  Rhodes started his new career at Fox New sin 1996.  There is no way the Rhodes hire was for reasons other than transforming CBS News to a model that resulted, two years later, in the Benghazi story.  Does it take a leap of imagination to come to the conclusion Rhodes was instrumental in hiring Lara Logan and her producer?  It is important because for whatever reason former reputable media executives are pandering around with people who have developed a style of reporting that is not true journalism.

Jeff Fager and his Board of Directors did not seek to hire an executive from NBC nor MSNBC.  Heck, they did not even reach to hire a News Division executive from the former "neutral" (their slogan) CNN.  The decision to hire Rhodes was as strategic and purposeful as decisions made by Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice and Powell to invade Iraq. We cannot say the eventual newsroom failure was equivalent to a war in Iraq. However, we can assert the decision to hire from Fox News was as flawed as faking WMD to go to war. 

As you watch the embed segment, consider the following. MSNBC, Hayes, and his guest are consummate professionals.  While, virtually impossible to prove, we are experiencing real world dissonance as we try to imagine the Benghazi Report was not intentionally developed and broadcast.  Let's Face it Rhodes under Roger Ailes has a wealth of experience in crafting similar reports on Fox News.

Now that you gave Hayes and Boehlert a few minutes, think about another item.

We have people on the Right, Fox News, and just about every right-wing pundit clamoring for disciplinary action against Martin Bashir for his graphic reference to Sarah Palin. Yet, not one 'mouth-on-the-right" has spent a utterance on the "fake" 60 Minutes Benghazi Report.  

What does that tell you about Right-wing America?  

How many times have we asked the question, "What happens when people follow a path well traveled by conservative America?"  Failure is at the end of the path.