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Saturday, March 28, 2015

O'Reilly and Stossel Lament Dying US Journalism..Fox News Delivered The Death Knell!






I do not watch late night talk shows. First, oogling and AAAhing about celebrities is as boring as trying to watch ice freeze in an open refrig door and I also find it diminution of all that is important in our world. Of course, for me entertainment includes movies and song, so I contribute to celebrity millionaires whose craft attracts and holds my interest. Yet, I draw the line when it comes to awards shows (the epitome of star-worship) and late talk show giggles.

I offer a classic example. David Letterman in his own progressive (yet "good ol boys" club) way recently sat with Fox News number one carnival barker and purveyor of lies. The interview, I have read, was a fair use of show time, but fell well shy of realistic probing of O'Reilly's history of misstatements, lies and and deceit. Even with humor, O'Reilly could have been forced to better represent his history of lies that predate those spoken by NBC's Brian Williams.

Talking Points Memo published a frank screed regarding the interview. Apparently, Letterman pulled up shy of a useful probe of O'Reilly's malfeasance and I believe O'Reilly to hawk a book. ( I could be wrong on the latter point).

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Letterman Asks O'Reilly: How Are You Not Like Brian Williams? (VIDEO)

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In his first interview away from his home turf at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly fielded questions from "Late Show" host David Letterman on whether he had a Brian Williams problem after recent scrutiny over the integrity of his work. 
"It comes down to the same thing, with you and Brian," Letterman said near the end of the interview, referencing Williams, whom he called a friend. 
"Trust is the residue of both positions," he went on. "So people must trust you to the same degree — they might disagree with you — but they must trust you the same way they trust Brian Williams." 
"I've been on the air 19 seasons, 15 years at number one," O'Reilly answered. "Our ratings now are as high as they've ever been, so I think they do trust me and I'm glad they do." 
Throughout the interview, O'Reilly said his reporting has always been "accurate," and that his ratings had actually improved even as the media recently investigated his work. 
Letterman said that, unlike Williams' case, people had to "go back 30 years" to find things that O'Reilly had allegedly exaggerated or fabricated, such as his reporting during the Falklands war in the 1980s.
But the "Late Show" host did not mention the contradictions surrounding O'Reilly's 2012 claims that he was on the scene at the suicide of George de Mohrenschildt, a figure in the investigation of JFK's assassination. (O'Reilly repeatedly wrote and said that he was in Florida at the time of the suicide, while audio tapes reveal him saying he would be traveling to the state the day after the suicide.)
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The audacity of Fox News exudes any level of decency.  After battling over the past month with revelation after revelation of outright lies and misinformation regarding remote coverage dating back decades, O'Reilly takes another ange. Two of Fox News's most noted demagogues partnered to feed viewers a line of carnival barker bull. A level of "bull" only surpassed by Sean Hannity's nightly mess and Megyn Kelly's broadcast insanity ("White Santa; white Jesus"). O'Reilly and John Stossel sat before Fox News cameras and bemoaned the deterioration of journalism. 

If you are not a Fox News viewer, you know my point well. Neither Stossel nor O'Reilly is a crible journalist. They work for a Network that despite its popularity is not a network that stands as a beacon for "Fair and Balanced" journalism. In fact, Fox hosts and most network reporters should have license via the Screen Actors Guild like performer for the WWE.


If you are a Fox News viewer, O'Reilly and Stossel's interview may serve you well, but you must acknowledge O'Reilly (As is the case with MSNBC's Al Sharpton) is not journalist. You must also know that since 1996 (they inception year of Fox News) US journalism has in fact, diminished to mere ratings garnering segments between commercials.
O'Reilly and Stossel massage the psyches of The O'Reilly Factor's viewers.


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Monday, January 5, 2015

Palin's Pens A Letter From A Dog




One day after the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2014 transforming our the calendar to 2015, Sarah Palin hit social media with what I am certain she felt would be cute and attention garnering. Problem is as always with the inane Palin what appeared as staged shots may that not be ready for her cable channel.  Moreover, the shots denote a celebrity mindset not shared by virtually 99.9 % of people who are earn millions exposing themselves to glutton star worshipers. Basically, there aren't many people period who would reach to exploit such an exhibit. Those who would "go there" would think to preserve their celebrity in a much more congenial and favorable light.

PETA responded to the Palin exhibition with anticipated contempt and Palin lashed out with yet another rambling discombobulated diatribe that only she and her family could truly understand.  

Wouldn't you know the wounded celebrity accepted a Today Show opportunity to pen an " I am the the victim"  item that reads as follows.  As you read the following psycho-drivel, think about the decision via the Today Show management to actually read it on their air.  I can only assume the item was read by someone on the show I find the show a joke and a major bore and have not watched it in over two decades.  If Today Show management did not allow reading of the diatribe, I will re-position my criticism to the person who penned the item.  Alas, I suspect the item made Today Show air.  Networks must entertain viewers.

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Palin Continues Animal Rights Group Attack With Bizarre Letter From A Dog

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After initially defending the photo on Saturday, Palin penned a statement for NBC's "The Today Show" on Monday. 
"They're not attacking me because I showed people a special needs child and his happy, healthy, beloved service dog; they're attacking me because, well, I'm me. So what's new? PETA throws raw meat in front of their attack dogs and says sic ‘em, and we have a choice in how to react to these kind of haters who'll keep on hating," Palin wrote. 
She also posted a letter from the pet dog of Kevin Scholla, host of Mama Grizzly Radio's "The Palin Update," to her Facebook page. 
"That Trig kid was standing on you I see. Well that hit home! I have a six year old friend too. She's pretty gentle with me. Girls seem to be that way. But she has this brother. He's four and he reminds me of Trig a bit," the letter from Scholla's dog Rex to Palin's dog reads. "But if you think you have it bad with Trig on your back, listen to this. He makes me play Batman every day! I have to be Ace the Bat Hound!" 
"Have a great winter in Alaska. We are both fortunate to be spoiled pups in loving homes," the letter continues. "Oh, and don't listen to these people saying bad things about the picture of Trig on your back. They have a political agenda. I'm not sure what that means but the guy in the house I mentioned earlier told me that."
The utter lack of judgment and tendency to self denote landmines in her own face seems to consume Palin,  After responding to PETA over the weekend, why continue to show cognitive missteps that most shed as they age. Her continued efforts to rationalize the photos of her son and the dog amounts to using a shovel to free oneself from a quicksand pit. 

Where are Palin's advisers? 

She continues to reinforce the seriousness of just how close McCain and Palin came to serving as the Executive Branch of the United States of America.  The letter from the dog shows a state of mental acuity that is uncommon among people who have full mental capacities.



The story reaches even farther into the existence of the United States as a viable international leader. We live in a country that has a political party that so disregards that which is good for the nation, it is shameful. Palin should have remained a figure in Alaskan politics until she blew it and returned to Wasilla. A return to a world in which she is comfortable and not exposed to the scrutiny of people who posses rational thought and the gift of discerning mental capacities. It is so obvious her antics and entertainment to maintain a life resultant for the "gift of the GOP" has to be wearing on even her most staunch worshipers.

She has moved to coming across as a nut case. And, with every episode she reflects on the party that placed her in position for an office in the White House.

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