PC makes some people totally stupid. FOX News’ Megyn Kelly is in hot water because she said Santa Claus is white. Only in PC Land could such a statement be considered controversial. Because Santa Claus IS white. Of course I know that Santa isn’t real, and some are using this point to criticize Kelly, but this is just to cover their own foolishness. No one here is really faulting Kelly because they believe she thinks Santa is real. They are faulting her for insisting that the imaginary character of Santa is white. But we know Santa is white because, for one, he is based on Saint Nicholas who was white. A folk story like Santa Claus has a cultural context. It arises from somewhere and has a history that can be traced. Santa Claus has always been conceptualized as white because the story arose in Europe. It didn’t arise in China or Sub-Saharan Africa. If the story of Santa had arisen in Africa then he would be black. Kelly is supposed to address this controversy. This is so silly she shouldn’t dignify it with an apology. She should just state the obvious something like I do above, and shame the PC fools for their foolishness.
I don’t watch a lot of FOX News except when it is on in the lounge at work, because I don’t watch a lot of news. When I watch news I want to argue with the TV and my blood pressure goes through the roof so I generally avoid it and get my news from the internet. But when I do watch news, I generally watch FOX. (Did I just sound like the Dos Equis guy?) But this is a dynamic I hadn’t picked up on yet - the new primetime darling, Megyn Kelly, as the designated moderate.
The article is by Joe the Plumber who Kelly called a racist for quoting a satirical article written by a conservative black guy. So Kelly was attempting to score PC brownie points but apparently hadn’t read the whole article she was supposedly offended by. Not a swift move there Megyn.
Megyn Kelly so wants to be the moderate in that lineup that she couldn’t even get to the end of the first page of a post on my website before she rushed on the air to scream RACISM!!
Like a little spoiled liberal, with no research into the matter, no call to the author, no knowledge of who the author even is and no conservative credentials to be making such claims in the first place, Ms. Kelly is getting her centrist slot off to a rousing start and should be receiving invites to all the right upper east-side mainstream media parties soon.
“Oh, Megyn, what’s it like working over there with THOSE people?…”
If you’re wondering what I’m ranting about, I posted an article by a talented writer named Kevin Jackson, who had written a satirical piece about race and the presidency, entitled; “America Needs a White Republican President”.
That’s right Megyn, you bashed an African-American! Or as Kevin calls himself: “American.”
A week’s worth of recrimination after Romney’s defeat gave this writer a feeling of deja vu. Where did we here all the happy talk or wildly optimistic talk about the future Romney Administration.
And sure enough came this realization: It was Iraq all over again and it came largely from the same people.
Remember how the neocons and their fellow travelers in the media and other in the Bush II Administration talked of “cakewalks” and turning Iraq into a full-blown western-style democracy and it was all going to be paid for by oil? In fact talk was so optimistic that there was little postwar planning as a result. The U.S. Military would rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein, they would step aside as Iraqis allied with us took over and rebuilt the country on oil revenues.
Well, we know the rest of the story. Saddam Hussein was taken out and the country he held together by terror and tyranny fell apart. Insurgencies from both Shiites and Sunnis appeared when none were anticipated, all the grandiose postwar plans were wrecked because of the violence and U.S. soldiers needlessly died and taxpayer money was needlessly wasted due to the incompetence of their leaders who knew nothing or next to nothing about the country they were invading. And when things go badly wrong the biggest supporters of the war lash out at those who incompetence cost them their “cakewalk.” Never do they look at themselves for blame, it’s always someone else’s fault: Rice, Rumsfeld, Bush II, Bremer, then generals, everyone else.
I try not to watch the MSM very often, but today I tuned into Glenn Beck for his “Founders Friday” program. Sadly, it turned out to be nothing more than a pitch to the multiculturalists where he praised the efforts of black Americans throughout history, particularly in the War for Independence. Beck and his guest David Barton were groveling at the feet of those who demand that history should be studied from month to month, each month honoring some ethnic minority wronged by evil white males, past and present. Nothing new.
I certainly wasn’t surprised by any of this, but what really got under my skin was the fact that Beck and Barton both made time in this program to bash the South replete with very glaring historical inaccuracies. Beck prides himself on “rediscovering” historical narratives which differ greatly from the Establishment’s verion, yet today he revealed himself to be thoroughly hypocritical and inconsistent. I was never a huge fan of Beck before all of this, but he now has zero integrity as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading
I got this from the Washington Monthly:
A PEEK BEHIND THE BECK CURTAIN…. It’s been an ongoing point of debate for a while: is Fox News’ Glenn Beck actually deranged, or is it just an act to appeal to far-right consumers? I’ll admit to going back and forth on the question.
But Forbes profiles the strange media personality in its new issue, and gets an interesting comment from the talk-show host himself.
“With a deadpan, Beck insists that he is not political: “I could give a flying crap about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. “We’re an entertainment company,” Beck says. He has managed to monetize virtually everything that comes out of his mouth.”
That monetization has proven incredibly lucrative. Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts, dubbed “Glenn Beck Inc.” by Forbes, generated $32 million over the last year, and only $2 million of that total came from Fox News. The majority was the result of book sales, speaking engagements, merchandising, and assorted Beck-related publications (magazines, website, newsletter).
“I don’t necessarily believe that [what Beck says] is reflective of his own personal politics — I don’t even know if he has personal politics,” said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers, a trade magazine devoted to talk radio. “I see him as a performer.”
What’s more, Zaid Jilani reminds us that this isn’t the first time Beck has suggested he doesn’t buy his own shtick. He has described himself as “a rodeo clown” and conceded, “If you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.”
I guess the only surprising thing is that Beck would admit that he doesn’t “give a flying crap about the political process,” in effect acknowledging that he considers his minions — who’ve been convinced by Beck to care deeply about the political process — a bunch of suckers.
Well there you have it. At least Beck, unlike other talk radio hosts, admits he’s entertainer.
But you know, Beck cared enough about the political process to do a hit for his corporate paymasters on Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Media, one that may have cost her a place in the runoff. Apparently he cares when it’s in his interest to care. Such as, when money is at stake.
As for everything else, well let’s just say he knows where the gold is to be mind. You have to to be a part of Conservative Inc.
I happened to be watching “Fox News Sunday” where Chris Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin. She had just recently given her speech at the Tea Party Convention and I noticed her lapel pin. There were two flags on it, the Israeli flag with the Stars & Stripes. No one is surprised that she’s a proponent of the Israeli state, but I think it says something that she would wear such a thing to an event like the Tea Party Convention. This is yet another sign that the neocons may be using her as a “useful idiot” to co-opt this movement. Continue reading
I’m hoping for at least one “Beam me up.”
Addendum: Here is a video of the interview. No “beam me up” but a lot of red meat.
When I turn on the TV for news, which isn’t often, I seek out either Lou Dobbs on CNN or Pat Buchanan on MSNBC. If I can’t find either, the content of one station will usually direct me to the other. As a result, I’m all but oblivious to who is on Fox. And after Fox excluded Paul in its NH debate, I’m even less inclined to turn there. Nevertheless, I’m often told Fox is the preferred channel for conservative viewers.
So to all the Fox viewers I ask, whom do you like on Fox? Has a conservative slipped through the Murdoch globalist filter, or are you merely more comfortable with a channel that pulls for team Republican? Continue reading
Fox News says it has limited space in its studio, which leaves Rep. Ron Paul out of a weekend debate.
The roster of participants for ABC’s back-to-back, prime-time Republican and Democratic debates Saturday in New Hampshire will be determined after results of Thursday’s Iowa caucus become clear.
Fox, meanwhile, has invited five GOP candidates to a forum with Chris Wallace scheduled for its mobile studio in New Hampshire on Sunday. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee received invites, leaving Paul of Texas and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on the sidelines.
The network said it had limited space in its studio — a souped-up bus — and that it invited candidates who had received double-digit support in recent polls.
The bus isn’t big enough? Yeah right.