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Showing posts with label Scott Pelley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Pelley. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fox Goes Rightwing Hate After Deranged Trump Hater Baseball Practice Attack









After this week's suicide by cop of the Republican congressional baseball team practice shooter, some on the right (very public figures) have embarked on what seems a case (or cause) for violence. The more visible of the lot happen to work at FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network). 

We really do not expect rational and nationally cohesive programming  from FOXPEN as the network isn't a news network; it has a business model which focuses on specific demographics (on the white male age 35 to death and in many cases his wife of significant other) while serving as the communication go to place for the Republican Party and America's conservatives. As is the case with all business mission and goals, its major focus is giving the customer (viewer) what they want: a basic requirement of all for-profit businesses. A model which leads to frequent far-right rhetoric, unabashed demagoguery and a consistent aura of anti-minority broadcasting. 

We are now speaking about the need to find common cause in Washington DC. Well, trust us, total cohesiveness will never take place as such doesn't fit the political stratagems of the GOP. What would the party be without that dedicated southern block of states which are an will remain red throughout our lifetime? What would the GOP be if it did not have a solid lock on far western states with an exception for California Oregon and Washington State? How would the party (consistently) win elections if it wasn't successful via pitting certain white voting blocs against African-American and Latinos? The 1970s "Southern Strategy" is as real and critical to the GOP as its white male oriented aura and over-the-top claims of Christian purity. All with over-the-top exhortations to violence throughout the Trump campaign. 

Take a look at a meme with images of people who were reported to have followed Trump's orders to hate on the press, hate on perceived non-supporter and people who were Trump supporters in general.




We readily admit cases of anti-Trump supporters harassing Trump supporters, yet we truly believe that cases are fewer and with much less violence. We will avoid capturing cases of Trump su[orters harassing non Fox News media for sake of time and web space.

We opened with comments about Fox News's mission regarding all things Trump, all things conservative and other related matters.  We offer a set of Facebook or Twitter posts with video and comment from Fox News demagogues as well as comment from the ever-present and totally irresponsible Newt Gingrich.

No liberal ideology isn't at the root of all things bad in our society. 




A quick consideration regarding Gingrich. He seems to have found cause to reverse his position on former FBI Director Mueller as Special Counsel in the Trump/Russia investigation.

Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down

Just over one month later!

Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.

Excuse the Gingrich exhibition. He is as credible as any Fox News host.
Fox News (as bad as it is) host Melissa Franics took on camera exception to Gingrich's demagogery.









So ugly, so dangerous and so divisive yet no surprise.

Fortunately, there are counter-voices in media. a few words from a true professional and a person grounded in rational thought and no FOXPEN contract.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

60 Minutes Gives McConnell And Boehner a "Soft" Stage (Didn't Work Too Well)



The charade goes prime time. 

60 Minutes offered GOP Congressional leadership and opportunity to "shine" in the glory of last November's election wins.  They not only did not shine, they sat and spewed talking points ("patient centered medical care"; "ObamaCare costing jobs.") like Polly wanting a cracker while failing to thoroughly answer  question.

Watch as the two answer a direct questions from Scott Pelley related to GOP designs on repealing ObamaCare.


How about an alternative to ObamaCare since 20 plus million have received some form of benefit one way or another?


Whats your alternative? (Now Scott why did you ask that questions?)


The bottomline is...The Kochs are not supporters of the ACA, BIG Insurance and Big Pharma are not supporters and the GOP does not give damn about the millions who derive benefit from the law. Thus, the dark money is on the side of no ACA and that is an impetus to waste millions upon millions fighting a law that is working its way into all fabrics of our nation. Yet, the GOP Paleozoic dinosaurs continue to fight the inevitable.

The culmination of an interview from hell. "We have done everything we can to help this nation!" Really? How about wasting $86 million on repelling Oabamcare. How about a federal government shutdown that handed the national a $28 billion hit to GDP? How about a lowered credit rating via Stand & Poor's with Boehner stating on camera, he got 90% of what he wanted. How about not allowing a jobs bill vote over the full course of the Obama presidency? How about refusal to consider increasing the aluminum wage to benefit minority employees, women employees and older Americans who work to supplement federal aid programs?




Seriously how about this....The Daily Kos November 25, 2013.

The Caucus Room Plot
Newt Gingrich, "You will remember this day...you will remember this day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
......on inauguration night, 2009, during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.

 FACT 2:Draper wrote the guest list included:
The Guest List:
Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).
Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich - Failed GOP candidate for President

CBA provided a 13:37 segment of teh broadcast. You may find it interesting. I personal found it a sham and Pelley was nothing shy of "soft" on the Republican congressional leaders.



All said, progressive American and the Democrats are singularly responsible for the 114th Congress. Milennials are reported to have voted at the meager leve of 13%, African-Americans stayed home and Latinos literally boycotted the vote. Democrats who convinced Obama to avoid addressing immigration until after the election doomed the nation to a 114th Congress bursting at the seams with elected official who are beholden to constituents with deep pockets, not the voters.
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Friday, June 29, 2012

ObamaCare, Humanity, and GOP Disgust!


Do you think it possible or even feasible the inforgraph above illustrates an opportunity to alleviate the following?  Republicans are completely "migrained" about the failure of a SCOTUS they perceived as in the bag, upheld the ACA.  Cantor has scheduled and threateningly promised a vote upon his return from congressional recess. Republican officials across the nation are calling for "armed' revolution.  Pence compared the decision to 9/11. McConnell again threatened to "get rid of Obama".  "GET RID OF"?  A party leader in the US Congress resorts to Limbaugh like rhetoric aimed to incite. The most insane leader of the GOP calls the SCOTUS a 'death panel'. The best Limbaugh can speak is to clone the buffoonish remarks of one Sarah Palin.

It is as if someone took the pacifier from a ill-tempered toddler. The infographic does not address elimination of healthcare maximums. It also does not address the Medicare Donut Hole, placed on our elderly by George W. Bush. Why not take another quick look at the infographic, before we re-introduce the perfect example of why we feel the GOP is sickeningly out of their minds. 

Now, feed your gray matter with irrefutable informaiton aobut the plight of millions in the nation who do not have any form of healthcare. They suffer and some die while Republicans infrequent accomplish the business of legislating and only pass bills hour before headinf off for extended vacations.


Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes, interviewed Stan Brock in 2008. (VIDEO Embed below)

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