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Goose vs Gander

Posted by Daniel on Tuesday, September 26, 2006

If it weren’t for the fact that the talking heads out there in media land are so laughable – especially as we get ever closer to the midterm elections – one would quite undestandably want to throttle them.

I speak mainly of those who just bald-faced lie on the air and/or in print.

Case in point: Carlson (MSNBC) – or as I’ve come to call him, “The Pink Pudgy Thing With The Bad Hairpiece” – yesterday was interviewing someone regarding the recent uproar over Jerry Fallwell. You remember Jerry, right? He’s one of those compassionate Christians who claimed it was gays (among other things) that brought on 9/11. (Tucker———->)

Charming. I think he just needs a big squishy hug…From Tinky Winkie.

Last Friday, while hosting a “Values Voter Summit”, Falwell was on a roll, and Hillary Clinton was in his path. Falwell compared a vote for Clinton in 2008 to a vote for Lucifer.


“I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate,” Falwell said, according to Falwell. “She has $300 million so far. But I hope she’s the candidate. Because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton.”

Cheers and laughter filled the room as Falwell continued: “If Lucifer ran, he wouldn’t.”

  • See here for the complete story.

Tucker, in his usual “I’m right and I’ll lie to get ratings” way, chose to side with Falwell.

Color me surprised.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.“It was just a joke!”, Carlson raved. “It was said in an off-the-cuff manner as an injection of levity. Why is it that the liberal cry baby Clinton-lovers can never see humor in anything said about the Clintons?”

“Because it wasn’t said as a joke, Tucker”, the interviewee responded. “Where was your ‘humor’ when Hugo Chavez called President Bush the devil at the UN? You and others wanted his head on a stick then.”

Carlson shot back, “That’s apples and oranges. Chavez disrespected our President. The President of the Unites States of America. How dare you compare that to what Rev. Falwell jokingly said about Hillary Clinton?”

Tucker really does have his pudgy pink finger on the pulse of reality, no?

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.In another segment, this one involving the now-infamous FOX News Sunday interview between Chris Wallace and Bill Clinton, Tucker championed Wallace and FOX. Now, to be fair, Tucker did say he was no fan of FOX.

In which case, Tucker should pull his head out of Rupert Murdock’s ass.

Bill Clinton became very animated when asked to explain to Wallace (and his so-called emailers) why he didn’t do enough during his presidency to rid the world of Osama Bin Laden. Clinton admitted that while he did more then than the current Administration, he failed because Bin Laden wasn’t killed or captured then.

Wallace wasn’t happy with just that. He wanted his viewers to see blood on Clinton’s hands. So he continued to press the former President and phrased his comments towards Clinton being solely responsible for the deaths of nearly 3000 people.

  • Read the transcripts here. than listen to Tucker bash the former President and defend the current occupant of the White House, Steve and I relied on Keith Olbermann to say what we’ve been saying all along…to a lesser degree.

Olbermann has zero tolerance for liars, and whatever your political position, it can’t be said that he isn’t one of the most – if not the most – straight forward and honest commentators in today’s media.

Rather than re-invent the wheel on this post, I’m adding the link to the editorial comment Keith issued as a response to FOX, Wallace, and most especially, Bush.

  • Read “A textbook definition of cowardice” here.

Suffice it to say, Keith was right. At the risk of sounding pissy, I knew I was ahead of my time on the issue of Bush. Olbermann’s commentary only served to vindicate not only my opinion (and rants), but those of millions of others – both across the country and around the world.

Bush is a criminal, a coward and a liar. Those in his administration are equally guilty of selling out this country, as well as world peace. If you have a problem with my opinion, all I can say is we’ll see you in 50 years, when history books reflect this fact.

In the mean time, I plan to continue voicing my utter disgust for the man some would blindly (or stupidly) call our President. I call him Humanities’ Public Enemy #1.


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